Thai Food Tonight
Thai Food Tonight

Ingredients forLarb (or Laap) 4 servings
2 lbs lean ground beef or pork or chicken or turkey
1 1/2 cups water
4 tbs fish sauce
½ cup fresh squeezed lime juice or  2 limes
3 tsp ground roasted rice
1 tsp ground roasted dried chili peppers{more or less)
¼ red onion ( Sliced)
4 green onion ( sliced)
1 small bunch cilantro (sliced)
½ cup spearmint leaves
Serve with fresh raw string beans and red or white wedges cabbage
Thai Larb or Laap
Cooking Instructions for Larb (or Laap)
Roast 1 cup of uncooked rice over medium heat until lightly brown. Stir constantly to avoid burning.
Roast 1 cup of chili peppers over medium heat. Stir constantly till lightly burnt and dark color
Use a food processor and grind the rice till it has the consistency of fine sand
Grind the chili peppers
Heat about 1 1/2  cups of water and bring it to a boil.
Add ground meat
Cook the meat until it's cooked through.
Turn the heat off.
Add ground rice and chili peppers
Add fish sauce, lime juice
Mix ingredients into the meat
Add diced red onions and diced green onion (both white and green part),
Add diced cilantro and some fresh spearmint.
Add Laotian parsley (optional)
Mix into the meat mixture
Serve with raw cabbage slices
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