- 2 tablespoons uncooked jasmine rice
- Cooking spray
- 2 ounces ground pork
- 1 cup button mushrooms, minced
- 3/4 pound ground turkey
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 3 tablespoons fresh Key or Mexican lime juice
- 1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
- 4 shallots, very thinly sliced
- 3 Thai bird chiles, minced
- 1 bunch fresh mint leaves, torn
- 1 bunch Thai basil leaves, torn
- 1/2 bunch cilantro
- 2 cups thinly sliced napa (Chinese) cabbage
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
- 1/2 cup green beans, diagonally sliced in half
- 1 large cucumber, peeled and julienne-cut
- 1 teaspoon dried crushed Thai-style chiles or gochugaru
- 2 Key limes, cut into wedges
- calories 261
- fat 10 g
- satfat 2.9 g
- monofat 3.6 g
- polyfat 2.3 g
- protein 23 g
- carbohydrate 21 g
- fiber 4 g
- cholesterol 69 mg
- iron 3 mg
- sodium 607 mg
- calcium 127 mg
How to Make It
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add rice; cook 2 1/2 minutes or until toasted, stirring occasionally. Pulse in a mini food processor until coarsely ground.
Heat pan over medium-high heat. Coat with cooking spray. Add pork; cook 3 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook 3 minutes. Add turkey; spread into an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 4 minutes or until browned. Stir to crumble. Spread into an even layer; cook 3 minutes.
Place garlic on a cutting board; sprinkle with sugar. Chop to a paste. Place paste in a large bowl. Stir in lime juice, fish sauce, shallots, and chiles. Add pork mixture and half of rice; toss. Cool slightly. Add mint, basil, and cilantro; toss.
Place cabbage, onions, beans, and cucumber on a platter. Top with meat mixture. Sprinkle with remaining toasted rice and dried chiles. Serve with lime wedges.
Yucatán Larb: Swap in grass-fed beef for turkey. Use 2 seeded minced serranos in place of Thai chiles, and 2 tablespoons orange juice in place of 1 tablespoon of the lime juice. Omit rice; use 1/2 ounce crushed tortilla chips. Sub 1 cup julienne-cut peeled jicama for beans. Use a full bunch of cilantro.
CALORIES 312; FAT 2g (sat 8g); SODIUM 635mg
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