Turkey Fried Rice – Thanksgiving Leftovers #1

For some unknown reason, we ended up with a 20 pound bird for 5 people.  A little crazy, yes.  But it means I will need to get creative in my use of leftover turkey meat; some will get frozen for later use.  One of my daughters would love for us to eat Chinese food for Thanksgiving, so the day after Thanksgiving I made Turkey Fried Rice.

I got the recipe for this from CDKitchen.com. I made some slight variations, but it is mainly their recipe.  It was really tasty, and a nice change-up from the traditional turkey dinner of the night before.

Turkey Fried Rice

1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons white wine
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
5 teaspoons canola oil
2 cups shredded green cabbage
1 cup sliced scallions
1 1/2 teaspoon minced peeled fresh ginger
1 cup sliced carrots
5 cups cooked basmati rice, chilled
4 cups chopped cooked turkey (light and dark meat)
2 cups frozen peas, thawed


In small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, wine, rice vinegar, sesame oil, garlic sauce, salt and pepper. Set aside.

In a wok or large nonstick skillet over medium-high, heat canola oil. Add cabbage, scallions, carrots and ginger. Saute for 3 minutes or until tender.

Add turkey and peas. Saute for 3 minutes.

Add rice and stir in soy sauce mixture. Cook for 2 minutes.


Serve and enjoy!

Serves 6




4 Comments Add yours

  1. Bali Tour says:

    It’s really amazing

    Thanks for the recipe, i would like to try it 🙂


    1. I hope you enjoy it! Let me know how it goes.


Let me know what you think of this post, and if you try the recipe, please let me know how it was and any suggestions you have. Thanks, Andrea

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