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Basil Chicken Larb

Wake up call!  There is more to Thai food than Pad Thai.  I know Pad Thai is the safe choice, the familiar food, but trust me on this one.  Larb is where it’s at! 

Just under 15 minutes
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You’re thinking “Larb, what the heck is Larb? And who was the marketing team working for Larb, surely that brain trust could’ve think-tanked a better name?” Trust me on this one, I know it sounds kinda gross, but Larb is the best! If you're stuck in a recurring rut of ordering Pad Thai, climb out of the box, and try something new. You will find this dish to be bright and fresh, exploding with the flavors of Thailand. Don’t be scared, we can hold hands, let me introduce you to my friend Larb.

must-have

rice (any kind)
1 cup
ground chicken
about 1 lb.
lime
2, zest and juice
onion
½
fish sauce
2 tablespoons
mint
about 1 cup (loosely packed)
small green chili
1
butter lettuce
about 8-10 leaves

staples

salt
olive oil
sugar
2 teaspoons

totally optional

scallions
2

Preparation

Toast rice
Place a large non-stick pan over med-high heat (we love Abbio!). Add the rice to the dry pan and toast for a couple of minutes. Dump the rice to your mortar and pestle and grind it up into a powder. Place the pan back on the heat.
Browning chicken
Drizzle some olive oil into your pan. Add the chicken and season with salt. Break up the chicken as it cooks. Add the ground rice to the chicken and stir to combine.
Kick it up
Zest up your limes and finely dice your onion (you could even pulse in a food processor), and add them to the pan. Now add your fish sauce and sugar for a salty sweet balance. Slice up the scallions and toss them into the pan along with half of your mint leaves. Finely slice the chili, toss in whatever amount of heat you can handle. Squeeze one lime into the larb mixture and toss.
Grab a plate!
Arrange the butter lettuce on the plate. Add a pile of larb and the leftover lime. Garnish with the remaining mint and enjoy!
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