Flavorful Mexican Lettuce Wraps & Spanish Rice in 30 Minutes











Indulge in a fiesta of flavors with our easy-to-make Mexican Lettuce Wraps paired with homemade Spanish Rice. A perfect blend of spices, tender ground turkey, and fresh veggies wrapped in crisp lettuce, each bite promises a burst of flavor. Accompanied by savory Spanish Rice, this dish is a gluten-free delight that turns dinner into a celebration!


Step 1: Sauté Onions and Garlic

Begin by heating a drizzle of olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add in the thinly-sliced garlic and diced onion, cooking until they become soft and translucent. This fragrant base adds a depth of flavor that's essential for our Mexican Lettuce Wraps. Once softened, stir in the taco seasoning to combine. Remember, the key to a great flavor foundation is to let these ingredients meld together before adding the meat.
Pro Tip: For a smoother texture, ensure the garlic and onion are finely chopped.

Step 2: Cook Ground Turkey

Pour in the water and add the ground turkey to the pan. Using a potato masher, break up the turkey into smaller pieces. This helps the turkey cook evenly and soak up the delicious taco seasoning blend. Stir occasionally until the turkey is fully cooked through. The water will help distribute the flavors evenly, ensuring each bite of your lettuce wrap is as tasty as the last.
Pro Tip: Use a potato masher for easier and more even cooking of the ground turkey.

Step 3: Prepare the Wraps and Rice

In a bowl, combine the cooked meat with any desired toppings such as shredded cheddar, diced avocado, and salsa. For the Spanish Rice, ensure it is cooked according to packet instructions until fluffy and tender. Drain any excess water and set aside. This mixture of flavors and textures is what makes our lettuce wraps so special – creamy avocado, tangy salsa, and the hearty, seasoned turkey all come together to create a mouth-watering filling.
Pro Tip: Get creative with the toppings for the wraps based on your preferences.

Step 4: Assemble and Serve

Finally, it's time to assemble our Mexican Lettuce Wraps. Place a generous spoonful of the turkey mixture onto each lettuce leaf. Wrap tightly to encase the filling. Serve these delightful wraps along with the warm Spanish Rice on the side. The combination of the spicy, flavorful turkey wrapped in crisp lettuce with the comforting, tomato-infused rice makes for a truly satisfying meal. Season with salt and pepper to your preference and enjoy the rich flavors of Mexico right from your kitchen!
Pro Tip: Serve immediately for the best texture and freshness of the lettuce.