Preheat a large cast iron skillet on medium high heat. Add sesame oil. Brown ground pork.
Cook the black rice using a medium sauce pan, according to the package directions. This should take approximately 30 minutes for one cup of rice. We did this while cooking the lettuce wrap ingredients. Saved tons of time!
After the pork is fully browned, remove from pan, leaving juices. There won't be much as the pork is very lean. You may have to add a little more oil at this point.
Mise en place (cut and prepare) all your veggies so that they are diced in equal sizes.
Drain and quarter those yummy water chestnuts.
Sautee the veggies in the hot skillet until tender. Adding the ginger, garlic, and water chestnuts after your veggies are tender. This is a perfect time to season with salt according to your taste.
Add the pork back into the veggie mixture. Stirring well. Pour the teriyaki and soy sauces over the mixture. Continue to stir until heated through.
Using a small ramekin or other small bowl, fill to the top with the rice and carefully invert onto the plate to form those pretty little mounds of rice. Top with a drizzle of sesame oil and a few black sesame seeds.
Serve the pork teriyaki mixture on a platter in the middle of the table with the lettuce on the side for a crowd...or fill in a few individual lettuce cups for each person. Whatever you prefer!
Oh my goodness!!! You have got to try this, Y’all! This recipe is my very own creation and I promise that you will love this spin off of traditional lasagna. If you have made a homemade lasagna in the past, you will know that it has many steps but is always so worth the effort in the end. The goat cheese in the Meaty Veggie Goat Cheese Lasagna Rolls with Cream Sauce makes this recipe super creamy and delicious!
Meaty Veggie Goat Cheese Lasagna Rolls with Cream Sauce
Wash and prepare carrots by peeling and cutting them into quartered sticks.
Place carrot sticks into pot and steam for about 5-7 minutes. Just until tender. Place to the side to cool.
In a large skillet, brown your meats. Add onion, spinach, basil, parsley. Cook until veggies are wilted. Remove from heat.
Part of making a gorgeous tasting Béchamel sauce is infusing flavor into milk. This can be done by adding the milk and cream into a medium size heavy saucepan. Warming on medium low heat. Add shallot, bay leaves, parsley, and peppercorns. Be careful to keep a watchful eye and not scorch the milk. Strain the milk of infusion ingredients and discard, reserving the milk for the béchamel sauce.
In a large heavy saucepan, melt butter, add flour. Whisk continuously while slowly adding the warmed infused milk. A more extensive explanation of making a wonderful béchamel can be found on many culinary websites. The Wikipedia link is below:
Now that you have made the sauce, add it into the skillet with the meat and veggie mixture. Stir until blended.
In a large glass bowl, blend together the filling ingredients until smooth.
Bring a large stock pot of water to a boil. Salt it like the sea...
Cook your lasagna noodles for about 2-3 minutes. Just until they are pliable enough to roll out. Lay them on a cutting board that has been lightly sprayed with cooking spray so that they do not stick to the surface while working with them (I used coconut oil spray).
Carefully, spread a thin layer of the filling ingredients on the lasagna noodle, add a few steamed carrot sticks, roll up and place seam side down, in a greased 9"x13" casserole dish. Continue this process until you have made all 10.
Pour the meat and veggie sauce mixture evenly over the top. Layer with sliced fresh mozzarella cheese and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour or until the top is bubbling and browned.