Thai Curry Pork Lettuce Wraps

    30 min

    Minced pork and ground rice are cooked together with a Thai red curry paste, then used to fill lettuce leaves. This recipe is great for dinner parties. Dish up the filling and lettuce leaves separately, so your guests can make their own wraps.

    9 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 45g white rice
    • 900g minced pork
    • 1 red onion, finely chopped
    • 2 tablespoons red curry paste (such as Mae Ploy)
    • 2 tablespoons tomato puree
    • 4 tablespoons water
    • 2 limes, juiced
    • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
    • 12 leaves lettuce

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Toast the rice in a frying pan over medium-high heat until lightly browned. Transfer the rice to a mortar and pestle or a food processor and grind into a coarse powder.
    2. Cook pork in a frying pan over medium-high heat for 4 minutes. Place the onions in the frying pan with the pork and continue to cook and stir until the onions are translucent, about 4 minutes. Stir in the curry paste and cook until aromatic. Mix in the tomato puree and reduce the heat to a simmer. Pour in 4 tablespoons water if the pork seems dry and begins to stick to the bottom of the pan. Add the roasted, ground rice and continue to simmer until the ground rice is tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in lime juice and fish sauce to taste. Serve pork in lettuce leaves.

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    I just made this for the first time tonight. My whole family (5 kids plus me) just loved it. The fish sauce and lime add a wonderful piquancy. It was a bit difficult to eat wrapped in the lettuce leaves, but we all agreed that the lettuce made it awesome! I did need to add the 1/4 cup of water. I'd like it spicier for myself...but it was perfect for my kids.  -  18 Feb 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These were a little bland. The fish oil and red curry paste gave the pork an odd taste (and I usually like both in other dishes) and my husband and I felt it needed something besides the meat mixture and the lettuce. Immediately after it was prepared it was edible for dinner but the leftovers were not.  -  22 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great recipe....thanks for sharing.  -  17 Jun 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)