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Turkey Fried Rice Recipe

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"My husband, our two young sons and I enjoy this deliciously different fried rice dish," relates Lorna Plett of Riverton, Manitoba. "The brown rice makes it extra nutritious...and it's a great way to use up leftover cooked turkey."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 2 cups cubed cooked turkey breast
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup shredded romaine

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 367 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 106 mg cholesterol, 994 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Stir in rice. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45-50 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Remove from the heat; cool. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. In a small bowl, combine turkey and soy sauce; cover and refrigerate. In a large nonstick skillet, cook and stir the egg over medium heat until completely set. Remove and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, saute the onion, green pepper and celery in oil until tender. Add rice and turkey; cook and stir over medium heat for 6-8 minutes. Add lettuce and reserved egg; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Turkey Fried Rice in Light & Tasty August/September 2001, p48

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 367 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 106 mg cholesterol, 994 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch.

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

"I agree with Lorna. The brown rice works well in this dish and it's a really great way to use leftgover turkey."

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