Beef Stir Fry Lettuce Wraps

Isn’t it the best when you can whip up a killer meal AND clean out your fridge? That’s exactly how this recipe came about. I had meat and vegetables on hand that needed to be cooked, so I decided to get creative and combine the ingredients into one dish. Because you know me, I’m a One Pot Meal kinda gal! For some reason I was craving stir fry that night, so I hopped in front of the stove and 15 minutes later… Voila! I combined ginger ground beef, pan fried rice, and chopped vegetables for the most delicious Beef Stir Fry, then wrapped the mixture in a crisp lettuce wrap for added nutrition, and served them as finger foods!


Beef Stir Fry Lettuce Wraps


2 C Water

1 C White Rice

1 Lb Lean Ground Beef

1/2 C Onion, Diced

1 Garlic Clove, Minced

1/2 Tsp Ground Ginger

1/4 C Soy Sauce

2 Tsp Butter

3 Carrots, Peeled and Finely Chopped

1/4 Head Cabbage, Finely Chopped

1 TBSP Chopped Fresh Cilantro, or 1 Tsp Cilantro Seasoning

Salt & Pepper To Taste



  1. In a medium saucepan, heat 2 cups of water until boiling. Stir in rice, cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer until all water is absorbed, about 15-20 minutes.
  2. While the rice is cooking, prepare the beef. In a medium bowl combine the ground beef, 2 Tbsp soy sauce, and ginger. Work the ingredients into the meat with your hands until combined. In a large stock pot, saute garlic and onion in 1 tsp butter until fragrant and soft. Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink, breaking into small bits with a spatula. Set the mixture aside to drain.
  3. In that same pot or pan heat 1 tsp butter. Add carrots, cabbage, cooked rice and the remaining soy sauce. Pan fry on medium to high heat until rice is golden brown and vegetables are soft and tender.
  4. Add beef mixture to the rice mixture and stir to combine. Eat as is, or wrap in lettuce cups.


Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Follow Letters To Dutch on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest for more tips, tutorials and recipes like these!

Thanks for stopping by!


Avocado Egg Salad Wraps


share the love

PicMonkey Collage

6 thoughts on “Beef Stir Fry Lettuce Wraps

  1. Putting and mixing everything with rice is simply the best. Mine would be with hot pepper flakes or chili powder 😀
    The lettuce looks so crispy, love it!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s