About this recipe: This is a easy, wonderful, light yet filling meal with turkey, rice and fresh veg! Fun to eat! You will need at least eight bamboo skewers for cooking the meat. Use beef or pork mince instead of turkey if you wish.
The final result with this meal was just as described - a light yet filling meal, and so tasty with the dipping sauce! I love little Gem so I used this lettuce, but found the leaves too small so it all got a bit messy. I'd recommend sticking to a large leaf lettuce! I have one complaint however in that I found the Turkey mince very moist and crumbly after mixing, so it was difficult to form into meatballs and even more difficult to skewer them when flattened into ovals. As a result the skewers weren't very attractive. However as I said, overall very tasty. - 13 Jun 2012
This is awesome, fun, and healthy! The only change I made was that instead of making the meatballs, I simply browned and crumbled the meat in a frying pan, drained the fat, then added the soy, garlic and ginger and sautéed for another 2 minutes. We ran out of lettuce near the end, so we wrapped some of the rolls in rice paper wrappers, which was also delicious (and easier and less messy to eat). Next time I think that we will wrap them all in rice paper, and add shredded lettuce to the rolls. A must try! - 06 Feb 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Great recipe! Instead of making meatballs, I browned the ground beef, added 1 cup of the already cooked rice and poured the sauce over the meat and rice. I also added about a teaspoon of hot chili oil for a little kick. I have eight children and they all loved it. The hot meat mixture in the cool lettuce leaves is wonderful! - 13 Nov 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)