This was a spur of the moment recipe inspired by the last bit of leftover turkey in my refrigerator. I also had a containter of leftover brown rice from the Thai food we ordered the night before Thanksgiving. Rest assured, I made this several days ago, and am just getting around to posting it now!
This isn’t exactly a fool proof recipe, because a lot of the rice stuck to the bottom of the pan. I was trying not to use too much oil, but that also meant I should have been watching the rice a bit more carefully. The end result was still pretty good, considering I pulled this together within a half hour using just what was in the house. The sesame oil added at the end contributes a lot of flavor, so try not to skip this ingredient. Good things happen when you force yourself to use those leftovers in the refrigerator!
Turkey Fried Rice
1 T canola oil
1 t minced garlic
1 c. chopped turkey
1 1/2 c. cooked brown rice
1 c. frozen mixed vegetables (carrots, green beans, and peas)
1 egg, beaten
1 T low sodium soy sauce
1/2 t sesame oil
Heat oil in a large frying pan. Add garlic, and saute for 1 minute. Add turkey, and cook for 3-5 minuntes. Add brown rice and mixed vegetables, and cook on medium heat for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. The goal is for the rice to brown, without burning and sticking to the bottom of the pan.
Make a well in the center of the pan. Coat well with cooking spray. Add egg, and stir to scramble. Incorporate cooked egg into mixture. Add soy sauce and sesame oil, and stir well. Cook for 3-5 minutes, until heated through.