Healthy San Choy Bow



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500g organic mince of your choice
1 brown onion, diced
2 gloves garlic, crushed
1cm knob ginger, finely grated
1 small carrot, grated
½ zucchini, grated
1/3 cup broccoli heads, finely chopped
1/3 cup cauliflower heads, finely chopped
¼ cup bean sprouts
Iceberg lettuce cups, carefully broken off lettuce head, washed and drained
1 tbsp sesame oil
½ cup tamari
200g vermicelli rice noodles
2 tbsp sesame seeds to garnish


  1. Boil kettle and pour hot water over noodles in a large heat-proof bowl. Stir with a fork or tongs to separate noodles. Set aside.
  2. Heat sesame oil in a large frying pan, add onion, garlic and ginger and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add mince and cook until well browned.
  4. Add vegetables and tamari and cook for a further 5 minutes, until vegetables are slightly soft. You can add a little water if the mixture is too dry.
  5. Drain noodles and chop them up into smaller pieces. Add to mince and combine well.
  6. To plate up, take drained lettuce cups and place them face up on a large plate. Spoon mixture in being careful not to overload as the lettuce will break. Sprinkle with sesame seeds (optional).