Thai Shrimp and Cucumber Lettuce Wraps with Rice


The use of shrimp and rice means these lettuce wraps are much heartier than typical appetizer lettuce wraps. With 26 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber per serving they land squarely in main-dish territory.

Thai Shrimp and Cucumber Lettuce Wraps with Rice
Photo: Carson Downing
Total Time:
20 mins
12 lettuce wraps


  • 2 limes

  • 1 pound medium shrimp, shelled, peeled, and deveined

  • 3 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce

  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar

  • 1 cucumber, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced

  • 12 leaves Bibb lettuce

  • 3 cup cooked jasmine rice

  • ½ cup fresh chopped basil, cilantro, and/or mint leaves

  • 1 fresh Thai, Fresno, or jalapeno pepper, stemmed and sliced


  1. Zest one lime. Sprinkle zest, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper over shrimp. Steam in a steamer basket 4 to 5 minutes or until shrimp turn opaque.

  2. Meanwhile, for dressing: Juice the 2 limes into a large bowl. Add soy sauce, canola oil, the sriracha, sesame oil, and 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar. Whisk to combine. Add shrimp and cucumber slices to dressing; toss to coat.

  3. Place lettuce leaves on plates. Top each leaf with rice, shrimp mixture, herbs, and pepper slices. Serves 4.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

397 Calories
11g Fat
51g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 397
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 201mg 67%
Sodium 629mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 14.6mg 73%
Calcium 112mg 9%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Potassium 862mg 18%
Folate, total 37.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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