Lettuce Cups stuffed with Sunny HeRBs Savory spiced Rice

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Lettuce Cups stuffed with Sunny HeRBs Savory spiced Rice

You can use our Sunny HeRBs savory to make a fancy summer meal. A fresh cup filled with savory rice and peas with ricotta sauce.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Cuisine Italian


  • 8 lettuce leaves
  • 100g Carnaroli rice
  • 200g water
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 70g peas
  • Sunny HeRBs Winter savory
  • 250g cow’s milk ricotta
  • Extra virgin olive oil to taste
  • 1 glass milk
  • 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Bring the water to boil and add the salt. Stir in the rice. When the rice is cooked, turn off the heat and let sit to finish absorbing any liquid.
  • In the meantime wash and chop Sunny HeRBs winter savory leaves.
  • In a large pot of boiling water, parboil the lettuce leaves. When they are tender remove them from the water and discard the core. Let dry the lettuce leaves on a kitchen rag
  • When the rice is ready put it in a large bowl
  • Cook with the lid on without stirring. When the water is fully absorbed the rice is ready. To be sure have a taste.
  • Add Parmesan cheese, drained peas, lemon zest, oil, salt and pepper and savory to the rice
  • Stir everything together as to combine the ingredients.
  • Line each muffin cup with two lettuce leaves
  • Fill each cup with the rice pressing down gently. Fold over leaf overhang to cover filling.
  • Let the cups rest in the fridge for a couple of hours.
  • Prepare the ricotta sauce: mix the ricotta with milk and oil with a whisk till you get a smooth sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve one stuffed lettuce cup per person, on a bed of ricotta sauce and top it with some savory leaves and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil to garnish.
Keyword rice, savory
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