SWEET CHILI CHICKEN + FRIED RICE LETTUCE WRAPS
I wasn't sure this day would ever come. I've been blogging about food and writing recipes for nearly a decade, and this is the first inherently not-vegan recipe published on this site. It's nothing personal my veg friends - if you've been paying attention, I published a coming out of sorts on this bog about 3 years ago. I admitted that my veganism felt like a cage rather than helped me live an abundant life. I was sick, had developed a severe soy allergy, and was really tired of eating vegan because I has cornered myself into it rather than because it still brought me joy.
Anyway - that was then, and this is now. You could, of course, omit the chicken here or substitute it for meat-free variation, but it works well in this recipe. I like the flavor and the added protein, and the whole dish whips up quickly and easily. Perfect for packed lunches or food prep weeks, and easy to make and share.
I'm maybe most excited about the addition and ease of the RightRice Fried Rice Medley in the recipe. Easy to make, full of vegetables and legumes, good for you - and it tastes really good! I admittedly was hesitant on my first taste test of the medley alone; would it taste like real fried rice? It totally does! A little lighter and healthier, but I prefer it that way anyway. And as someone with an aforementioned severe soy allergy, it was such a treat to find that all of RightRice's products are totally soy-free. This is the closest thing to 'asian-style food' I've had in so long - it's traditionally hard to find without soy!
Scroll down for the simple recipe + assembly instructions!
1 bag of RightRice Fried Rice Medley
1 cup cooked chicken breast, shredded
1 head Butter or Romaine Lettuce
sweet chili sauce, for topping
cilantro, for garnish
In a saucepan, prepare RightRice Fried Rice Medley according to directions. While it sits (you’ve got 12 minutes!), prepare your chicken breast by shredding with two forks. Set aside.
Wash your lettuce well, then slice large individual leaves from the head to use as lettuce cups. Cut with a shark knife toward the base of the head. Make sure lettuce cups are shaken or patted dry before using.
Once RightRice is ready, simply toss in the chicken and toss to combine. Scoop 1/4 portions of the mixture into your lettuce cups and drizzle with sweet chili sauce (available at all grocery stores). Sprinkle with a little cilantro + enjoy!
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container overnight, but are best enjoyed fresh. Serves 4.