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Posted by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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I made these delicious little roll-ups for dinner the other night. My partner is doing a paleo diet and I'm trying to be supportive, and although a lot of nights we end up eating separate meals, I was totally happy to eat this. This recipe fed two adults and one toddler, so if you have a bigger family you may want to double or triple the recipe. If you aren't trying to do a paleo diet yourself, add a side of rice to make this a more complete meal. These would also make a great lunch if you packed the romaine separately from the chicken mixture.

Ingredients:

2 tbsp sesame oil

8 oz shiitake mushrooms, diced

2 tbsp rice cooking wine

2 cloves minced garlic

1 inch of ginger root, peeled and minced

1 large carrot, diced

1 red bell pepper, diced

1 lb ground chicken (or mince a couple of chicken breasts)

4 tbsp low sodium soy sauce

10 or so romaine lettuce leaves, trimmed, cleaned and dry

Heat the sesame oil over medium in a pan. Add the shiitake mushrooms and cook in the hot oil until they appear to have a light sear. Add the rice cooking wine and cook until the liquid is mostly evaporated. Add the garlic, ginger, carrot and pepper and cook until mostly tender. Add the chicken to the mix, until cooked through, mixing it thoroughly with the vegetables. Finally mix in the soy sauce. Break the rigid bottom section off a lettuce leaf and fill the center of the leaf with a heaping spoonful of the chicken mixture. Roll the leaf up and devour. Repeat, repeat, repeat!

Do you have any carb-free recipes?


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by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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1Trixie
by Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 2:00 AM

Yummy this sounds good, I am going to give this a try, might leave out the ginger root never seem to have that on hand!

proudmommy690
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 9:57 AM
Tfs
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othermom
by Danelle on Mar. 21, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Thanks for sharing

charlene_kyle
by Charlene on Mar. 21, 2013 at 1:04 PM

 TFS

GwenMB
by Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 1:28 PM

That looks really good!  I should try it, I could use a few low-carb/carb-free meals.

(I will just have to make my boys something else, though. They aren't likely to eat this.)

Threes.Company
by Bronze Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 1:30 PM

These sound great!  Not sure my kids would eat it, but DH and I sure would!

MamaMandee
by Mandee on Mar. 21, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Those sound great! 

MamaMandee
by Mandee on Mar. 21, 2013 at 1:35 PM
godsgirl26
by ♥ Charmaine ♥ on Mar. 21, 2013 at 1:36 PM

Sounds good.

Wish2Be
by Bronze Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 1:37 PM
This sounds great !
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