Nam Khao Lettuce Wraps (Crispy Curry Rice with Tofu Lettuce Wraps)
Nam Khao is a widely popular dish in the Lao community, often made for friends and family as a sign of love and appreciation. It requires time and multiple steps to create the enhanced poppy flavors of the dish. Chef Mam starts by steaming a large batch of fresh jasmine rice, then marinating it with red curry and shredded coconut. The marinated rice is then formed into small spheres, and then lightly fried to a crispy, golden brown. A hearty mix of fresh lime juice, crispy tofu, lemongrass, red onions, crushed peanuts, and fresh herbs are added into a large bowl along with the rice. Finally, the ingredients are carefully mixed by hand to ensure the perfect blend of sweet, savory, spicy, and tangy flavors. Take a spoonful and lay it over a small lettuce leaf (provided), creating your own delicious lettuce wrap. It's the perfect blend of fresh, crunchy, and savory.
Ingredients: Cooked white rice, shredded coconut, red curry paste, garlic, shallots, canola oil, lime leaves, sugar, salt, oil, red onions, lime juice, cilantro, spring onions, mint, dried chilies, crushed roasted peanuts, Lemongrass, tofu, red chili powder
Allergens: Soy, Tree Nuts (Coconut), Peanuts