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HEARTY ASIAN TACOS

Are you craving some hearty tacos with a twist?! This recipe is packed with asian-inspired flavours and will leave you feeling full and energized. These protein-packed lettuce tacos contain a delicious whole grain called spelt. Spelt is an ancient grain (and relative of wheat) which has a unique nutty flavor and, because of its high water solubility, its nutrients are quickly absorbed into the body. It's also a good source of iron, fiber, and protein.

Did you know that there’s  about 10.6 grams of protein and ~7.6 grams of fibre per 1 cup of spelt?

Ingredients: 

1 cup spelt, cooked

400g ground chicken

100g mushroom, chopped

2 garlic, chopped

½ shallot, chopped

¼ cup purple cabbage, chopped

2 tbsp hoisin sauce

1 tbsp soy sauce

Lettuce leaves, washed

 

Instructions 

  1. Soak the spelt in water overnight, then drain. Bring 3 cups of water or stock to a boil in a pot. Add the spelt and cover, reduce heat and simmer until the grains are chewy, about 40 minutes in rice cooker or cover the stove (or cook for 65-80 minutes if the grains were not presoaked). Drain excess liquid.

  2. Pan fry your shallot, garlic until golden and add chicken and mushroom, cooked until all water is absorbed. Chop purple cabbage. Once add the hoisin sauce and soy sauce to the mixture and combine until golden brown. 

  3. Wash and lay your lettuce leaves and fill each with your spelt and meat mixture and enjoy!