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Recipe Round-up: San Choi Bao

by IBD Medical on August 04, 2018
This traditional recipe is often quite high in fat and sugar, so check out our alternative diabetes-friendly attempt!

Nutritional information:

Around 250 calories per serving (not including rice):

  • High protein
  • High Vitamin A
  • Relieves nausea 

Serves: 4


  • 800 g chicken mince 
  • Sesame Oil (to cook with and also to drizzle over of prior to serving)
  • 3 tablespoons of soy sauce 
  • 2 brown onions (diced)
  • 2 gloves garlic
  • 4 x large carrots
  • 4 x large zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons of dried chilli flakes
  • A bunch of spring onions (chopped)
  • Lettuce (as cups to serve with)
  • A bunch of coriander (for garnish)
  • Fried shallots (for garnish)
  • Sesame seeds (for garnish)
  • Basmati rice or cauliflower rice (as desired)


    1. In a medium-high heat, cook chicken mince in sesame oil until just undercooked. Remove from wok.
    2. Brown onions, garlic, carrots and zucchini (in this order) with sesame oil until soft. Re-add the chicken mince alongside the soy sauce, chilli flakes and spring onion.
    3. Once mixture is cooked, serve with basmati/cauliflower rice or lettuce cups and top with fried shallots, sesame seeds and coriander. 


Tip: This recipe is low-fat, using chicken mince instead of pork mince, so if you feel some fat is needed try cooking the chicken mince in some margarine or butter as opposed to sesame oil.



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