Thai pork lettuce cups recipe

Thai recipes Sep 28, 2022
  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
  • 293 calories/serving


  • 100g basmati rice
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 500g lean pork mince
  • 1.5cm piece ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1½ red chilies, ½ deseeded and finely chopped, one finely sliced to garnish
  • Two garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp lemongrass purée
  • ½ tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • One romaine lettuce leaves separated
  • One lime, zested, then cut into wedges to serve
  • 15g fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • Two spring onions, finely sliced


  1. Cook the rice to pack instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the sesame oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the pork mince and fry for 7-8 mins until starting to brown and caramelize.
  4. Stir in the ginger, chili, garlic, and lemongrass purée and cook for 3 mins.
  5. Stir in the fish sauce and honey. Remove from the heat and add the cooked rice; mix well.
  6. Lay the salad leaves on a platter and spoon the mince and rice mixture into the lettuce cups.
  7. Sprinkle with the chili, lime zest, coriander, and spring onion. Serve with the lime wedges.


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