Turkey Trilogy

Thanksgiving turkey So we had my parents over for Thanksgiving dinner today.  Their contribution to dinner was the purchase of a magnificent 6.5kg, $60 organic turkey and some wonderful deserts.  Realizing my parents eat like birds and one of my daughters is vegetarian; I have a lot of tasty turkey left over. Here's how we're going to maximize the investment:

  • Turkey Vegetable Fried Rice (recipe below)
  • Turkey Bacon Lettuce Wraps
  • Turkey Noodle Soup

 Turkey Vegetable Fried Rice  (needless to say, all ingredients are organic)
1 tbsp canola oil
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 cup finely diced white onion
1/2 cup finely diced red pepper
1/2 cup finely diced celery
2 tbsp soya sauce (or to taste)
2 tbsp water
1 cup diced turkey (light and dark meat)
3 cups cold cooked white basmati rice
pinch salt (or to taste)
generous amount of freshly ground black pepper

Cooking Directions

  • Heat a heavy bottomed skillet over medium heat and add the canola oil, onion and garlic.  Saute until translucent.
  • Add red pepper and celery.  Saute for 5 minutes.
  • Add soya sauce and water.  Cover and cook on low for 2 – 3 minutes.
  • Turn heat to high.
  • Add turkey and rice.  Rice should be cold and not warm from being cooked.  If the rice is warm you will have more of a sticky rice than a fried rice texture.
  • Combine all ingredients and stir on high for 1 minute.
  • Turn heat to medium.
  • Add a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Warm through.

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