Turn Your Leftover Turkey Into a Yummy New Dish
My simple turkey recipe, served on brown rice, is a delicious way to use up leftovers from that holiday bird by turning them into a new dish.
First, comes the fresh cooked bird, with all the fixings.
And then comes the delicious yummy sandwiches.
Next, comes a plate of all the warmed over holiday leftovers.
Finally, it’s time for creamed turkey on brown rice. It seems, sometimes, that my family is just waiting to get to this last dish, made using this quick and easy recipe.
If you figured what size bird to buy, based on pounds per person, and planned for leftovers, then you are all set. If you did not figure in leftovers, then you can just make this delicious dish with leftover rotisserie chicken. Or, you could boil or microwave several chicken breasts. Either way, bookmark this recipe, because you will want to give it a try.
Gather the ingredients to make this simple turkey recipe:
1 cup celery, thinly sliced
½ cup onion, chopped
6 tbsp. butter or margarine
¼ cup flour
1 bouillon cube - chicken
1 ½ cups boiling water
1 cup milk
3 cups cooked poultry chunks
¼ tsp. thyme
1 tbsp. lemon juice
½ tsp. salt
pepper to taste
brown rice, cooked
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Place the butter or margarine, the sliced celery and the chopped onion in a 10-inch fry pan. Sauté the celery and onion for about 5 minutes or until crisp tender.
Cook the brown rice according to the directions on the box.
Gradually stir the flour into the butter, celery and onion mixture in the fry pan. Stirring constantly, cook over a low heat until the mixture is blended and bubbly.
Dissolve the bouillon cube in the boiling water, and gradually add it to the celery and onion mixture, stirring constantly. Leftover poultry stock or canned broth can be used instead of the bouillon cube and water; just make sure you use 1 ½ cups.
Pour in the milk; bring to a simmer, stirring often.
Chop your leftover turkey or chicken into chunks, and stir them into the mixture. Next, add in the thyme, lemon juice, salt and pepper, stirring to blend all the ingredients. Heat this mixture thoroughly, stirring frequently.
Serve this simple turkey recipe on the brown rice, and enjoy another meal from your holiday leftovers.
Cooking once, and eating multiple meals from one piece of meat, is a good way to save time and money. So, when planning the purchase of your holiday bird, think of the extra meals you can get from this one large piece of poultry. I hope your family enjoys this simple turkey recipe as much as mine does.
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