Make your own tasty fried rice dish using fragrant Carolina® Jasmine Rice, ground or sliced turkey, vegetables and classic flavors like sesame oil and soy sauce.
Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large saucepan, over medium-high heat Add ½ garlic and onions. Sauté for 1 minute. Add rice and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, just until rice begins to turn golden. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until rice is cooked and liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork.
In a large skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat. Add turkey and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until turkey is no longer pink. Stir in green onions, bell pepper, peas, cilantro, water chestnuts, and jalapeno. Cook for 8 to 12 minutes, or until red bell pepper is crisp-tender. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add rice and mix.
Serve warm with a drizzle of sesame oil and soy sauce. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
When you make fried rice at home, everything is stir-fried together with fragrant jasmine rice, sauce and seasonings so it’s the perfect opportunity to use up any leftover vegetables you’ve got and that last bit of those sauce bottles in the fridge. And, this version makes a great after holiday meal using up that turkey for a delicious recipe to use up Thanksgiving Leftovers.
Turkey: This dish calls for ground turkey, but feel free to swap in ground chicken or beef if you have that on hand or sliced leftover turkey!
Vegetables: Feel free to mix and match fresh or frozen vegetables that you’ve got such as frozen peas and carrots, a frozen Asian blend, or some of those steamed vegetables you had to accompany your meal with turkey.
Rice: For best results, we suggest using long grain rice like jasmine rice that’s leftover, as it will release less moisture in the pan making for a fluffier dish.
Need a few more tips? Make sure to check out our guide to making restaurant-style fried rice at home!