Mexican Lettuce Wraps & Spanish Rice
In our house we love to do "themed" nights... BBQ, Chinese, Italian (well thats most nights), Burgers... and of course one of my favorites Mexican!! When you think of a Mexican meal you don't generally think of it as a light meal, but I lightened up taco night!
Instead of ground beef I used lean ground turkey, instead of flour tortillas I used iceberg lettuce leaves. The hubs admitted afterwards that he was a little nervous when he didn't see the tortillas but he liked it with the lettuce. The lettuce adds great crunch and a whole lot less calories! I set up toppings like olives, salsa, shredded cheddar and diced avocado in little bowls so everyone could make their own Mexican lettuce wrap.
I made a Spanish style rice using brown rice. The rice is flavored with tomato paste, peas, carrots and manzanilla olives (the green ones with the pimento inside). This is really easy to make and a great side dish our Mexican Lettuce Wraps! The rice takes longer to make so start with that. As the rice is cooking and the "sauce" for it is started, you can then go ahead and get the turkey going.