Gluten Free San Choy Bau!
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Serves: 4
  • 500 g of chicken mince
  • 2 tablespoons of rice bran oil
  • 2 teaspoons of minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons of minced ginger
  • 2 spring onions or chives - sliced thinly
  • 1 onion - diced
  • 4 snow peas - sliced thinly
  • 1 small carrot - diced finely
  • 6-8 mushrooms - sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of Chinese cooking wine (or water)
  • ¼ cup of gluten free soy sauce (more if you like it a little saltier)
  • 2 tablespoons of honey (more if you like it a little sweeter)
  • 1 tablespoon of arrowroot powder (or cornflour)
  • ¼ cup of water
  • 1 iceberg lettuce
  • (you can add in other ingredients such as corn, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, bean sprouts.)
  1. Using the iceberg lettuce, cut out the core of the lettuce, so the remove the hard, white stalk of the lettuce. Then remove the leaves carefully and place them in cold water while preparing the chicken.
  2. Tip - To do this easily push the head of lettuce together with two hands and then turn it and push your hands together again. This helps release the lettuce leaves so you can pull it apart.
  3. Iceberg Lettuce for San Choy Bau
  4. In a fry pan, add in the rice bran oil and let it heat up and add in te garlic, ginger, some of the spring onion, onions and carrot and cook while stirring until the onion starts to turn translucent.
  5. Add in the chicken mince and using a wooden spoon break it up into smaller pieces and cook until the chicken is just about cooked
  6. Add in the Chinese Rice Wine and stir till it goes slightly caramelised
  7. Add in the soy sauce and honey and store, then add in the mushrooms and snow peas
  8. In another small bowl add in the arrowroot and water and stir and then pour into the chicken mixture. This will help it thicken. Make sure you keep stirring so it doesn't stick on the base of the frypan.
  9. Take the lettuce leaves out of the water and let them drain.
  10. Then spoon in the mixture into the lettuce lettuce, roll up and enjoy!!
Recipe by Sparkles in the Everyday! at