Thai Lettuce Wraps with Sticky Cashews

This recipe makes it easy to prepare lettuce wraps, a favorite appetizer in Thai and Asian-fusion restaurants. The Bibb lettuce leaves add a crisp outer layer to a delicious mix of organic quinoa, brown rice, veggies, and cashew. It becomes totally irresistible when you add the drizzling sauce!

15 mins
  • 15min
    Prep time
  • 0min
    Cook time
  • 4


  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • Pinch ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup cashew halves
  • 1 package (8.5 ounces) SEED OF CHANGE® Quinoa and Brown Rice with Garlic
  • 8 Bibb lettuce leaves
  • Assorted vegetables, such as shredded carrot, chopped green onion, bell pepper strips and sliced radish
  • Assorted fresh herbs, such as chopped cilantro, mint and/or basil
  • Drizzling Sauce


  1. Spray 12-inch square of aluminum foil with nonstick spray; place on heat-proof surface. Set aside.
  2. In 8-inch nonstick skillet, stir together brown sugar, soy sauce, lime juice and cayenne pepper.
  3. Heat over medium heat to boiling, stirring frequently. Boil 1 minutes.
  4. Stir in cashews; continue cooking 1 to 2 minutes longer or until soy mixture is thicken and clinging to cashews.
  5. Immediately transfer nuts to aluminum foil. Separate nuts with 2 forks; let cool.
  6. Heat SEEDS OF CHANGE® Quinoa and Brown Rice as directed on package.
  7. For each lettuce wrap, Place 1/4 cup SEEDS OF CHANGE® Quinoa and Brown rice in center of lettuce leaf.
  8. Top with about 1 tablespoon cashews and desired amount of vegetables and herbs.
  9. Drizzling Sauce: In small bowl, stir together 2 tablespoons light soy sauce, 1 tablespoon plain rice vinegar, 1 small clove finely chopped garlic, 1 teaspoon finely chopped gingerroot, and 1 teaspoon honey.
  10. Spoon amount of Drizzling Sauce over wrap.

Servings: 4

Amount per Serving

  • Calories270

  • % Daily Value*

  • Total fat 8g12%

    Saturated fat 1.5g8%

    Trans fat 0g0%

  • Cholestrol N/AN/A

  • Sodium 530mg22%

  • Total Carbohydrates 43g14%

    Dietary Fiber 3g12%

    Sugars 16g

  • Protein 7g

  • Vitamin AN/A

  • Vitamin CN/A

  • CalciumN/A

  • IronN/A