An easy and fun way to lighten up your dinner, these shrimp lettuce wraps are a hands-on feast that comes together in minutes! 

An easy and fun way to lighten up your dinner, these shrimp lettuce wraps are a hands-on feast that comes together in minutes! 

Brian and I just took a little mini-babymoon golf trip up north last weekend, and, like with any trip, our food choices left us needing some health upon return. Not wanting to make a separate trip to the grocery store, I threw together what we had in our fridge/freezer/pantry/deck-garden to make a fresh, delicious and HEALTHY meal to start the work week. 

I'll be honest, I don't have a green thumb despite taking a plant propagation class to fulfill a U of M liberal arts requirement. I wish I did, and having a big beautiful garden at the edge of our property is definitely a goal I have, but for now a few pots on the deck with super easy herbs and tomatoes will have to suffice. If I can do it, so can you, and I highly recommend that you try! There's nothing like fresh herbs to elevate simple dishes - plus it's a HUGE money-saver. 

Fresh herbs elevate white rice and shrimp for a quick, easy, delicious and healthy weeknight meal. 

Fresh herbs elevate white rice and shrimp for a quick, easy, delicious and healthy weeknight meal. 

Ingredients

1 T vegetable oil

1 1/2 c. white mushrooms - chopped

5-6 mint leaves - finely chopped

1/2 c. red onions - chopped

1 lb peeled, deveined, tail-off raw shrimp - chopped

salt

pepper

red pepper flakes

juice of 1 lime

1 T. cilantro

1 T. chives

2 c. cooked white rice

Romaine Leaves or preferred lettuce for wraps (iceberg or butter are popular) - rinsed and dried

Directions

Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped mushrooms and cook 5 minutes or until starting to brown.  Stir in mint leaves and red onions. Add shrimp and a pinch of salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring occasionally until shrimp is pink and cooked through. Stir in half the lime juice, 1/2 T. cilantro and the chives. Turn off heat. 

Prepare white rice according to package. At the end, stir in half the lime juice and the other 1/2 T. cilantro. 

Rinse and dry lettuce leaves, serve on platter with separate bowls/dishes for shrimp mixture and rice. 

A fresh, healthy and hands-on meal that comes together in minutes! These shrimp lettuce wraps are the perfect way to start off your week. 

A fresh, healthy and hands-on meal that comes together in minutes! These shrimp lettuce wraps are the perfect way to start off your week. 

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