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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
- 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.
- Heat sesame oil in a large frying pan, add onion, garlic and ginger and fry for 2-3 minutes.
- Add mince and cook until well browned.
- 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.
- Drain noodles and chop them up into smaller pieces. Add to mince and combine well.
- 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).