I’ve got your lunchtime solution right here. Or quick dinnertime meal. The best (and most important!) part? It’s mega-tasty.
It’s one of those meals that’s even better as leftovers. I mix up a bath on a Sunday and dig into it for lunch or easy dinners all week.
The three basic ingredients are ground turkey (or chicken, pork, or beef), rice, and broccoli slaw. You can use regular coleslaw mix, but I think the broccoli slaw holds up a bit better. Translation: it doesn’t become a soggy mess.
You could also cut up your own veggie mix… but the idea here is quick & easy.
What makes the filling taste like egg rolls? Sesame oil and soy sauce. Cook with these two items (neither is expensive or hard to find) and you can make almost any dish taste more Asian-inspired.
Add in some green onions, garlic, and a generous amount of ginger, and it’s a flavor explosion.
You could serve these with soy sauce, sweet & sour sauce, or get fancy and use fresh ginger or wasabi.
Around here, we wrap them up in romaine or butter lettuce and dig in. Easy as that.
- Head of romaine or butter lettuce, leaves separated
- 1 lb, ground turkey, chicken, pork, or beef
- 12 oz., broccoli slaw (usually in the packaged salad section)
- 4 cups, cooked quick rice
- 2 Tablespoons, sesame oil, divided
- 1 teaspoon, minced garlic
- 1 Tablespoon, ginger (more or less to taste)
- ¼ cup, soy sauce (more or less to taste)
- ¼ cup, chopped green onions
- Heat a wok or large stir fry pan to medium heat.
- Add 1 Tablespoon sesame oil.
- Add ground turkey, break into crumbles with the back of a large spoon.
- Heat until no longer pink.
- Add garlic, remaining sesame oil, ginger, and soy sauce.
- Add broccoli slaw.
- Cover and heat for 7-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture has cooked down and wilted a bit.
- Mix in rice and green onions.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool.
- Serve in lettuce cups, with soy sauce for dipping.