Let’s make today a simple turkey fried rice recipe, which is prepared very quickly and is low in fat. It is perfect for a light lunch or dinner and we do not have to stay in the kitchen all day.

I tell you honestly, usually, this recipe was made from pork, so it was done in my childhood in our family, but now I chose the beloved turkey to show you how much can be made from this type of meat.

Ingredients

Simple Turkey Fried Rice Recipe-Turkey Breasts Cut in Cubes in the Bowl, Rice, Onion and Frozen Carrots and Peas

As you can see, we need a few ingredients, only meat, rice and some vegetables. I will use in this recipe about 600 g of turkey breast cut into small cubes, but boneless turkey thighs can be used just as well.

Simple Turkey Fried Rice Recipe-Turkey Breasts Cut in Cubes in the Bowl

I chose to use two cups of long grain rice, but you can use round or risotto rice as well. We still need a medium-sized onion and some vegetables, I will add another 350 g of frozen carrots and peas.

Simple Turkey Fried Rice Recipe-One Onion and Frozen Carrots and Peas

And that’s about it, these would be the ingredients!

Preparing the Ingredients

If you have a whole turkey breast, you have to cut it into not too big cubes, 1,5-2 inch, once because it is made faster and on the other hand the big pieces of meat do not look good on the plate. We are going to clean the onion and chop it as small as possible.

Simple Turkey Fried Rice Recipe-Chopped Onion

I poured the two cups of rice into a sieve and rinse it well under a stream of water until the water runs clean, and I then let it drain.

Simple Turkey Fried Rice Recipe-Washed Rice in the Sieve

With the ingredients ready, we can start cooking!

How to Make the Simple Turkey Fried Rice Recipe?

To give you an idea of the next steps, I will tell you that we will make a turkey stew first. After that, we will add the rice and the vegetables and we will cook them together until the rice is done.

So we start by heating 50 ml of sunflower oil in a larger pan and in which we put the chopped onion to fry.

Simple Turkey Fried Rice Recipe-Frying Chopped Onion in the Pot

Fry the onion for about two minutes, stirring from time to time, season with a teaspoon of sea salt and a teaspoon of Hungarian sweet paprika powder, then put the turkey meat in the pan.

Simple Turkey Fried Rice Recipe-Frying Turkey Meat Over the Chopped Onion in the Pot

Let it fry over medium to low heat, taking care not to burn the paprika because it will become bitter. If you see that it is too dry you can add a little water, about 100 ml.

Simple Turkey Fried Rice Recipe-Half Ready Turkey Stew

Because we have turkey breast cut into small cubes, it is enough to fry for only about fifteen minutes and we can add rice and frozen vegetables.

Simple Turkey Fried Rice Recipe-Washed Rice and Frozen Vegetables on the Turkey Stew

Stir and let the rice fry in the turkey meat juice and the vegetables thaw a little, about two or three minutes.

Simple Turkey Fried Rice Recipe-All Ingredients in the Pot

I added two cups of hot water (the same amount as rice) and a tablespoon of a vegetable mix for soups, mix and simmer over medium heat for about ten to fifteen minutes.

Simple Turkey Fried Rice Recipe-Poured Water on All Ingredients in the Pot

The dish is ready when the rice is done and has absorbed all the liquid from the pan. If the liquid is gone and the rice is not ready, you can add a little warm water.

Simple Turkey Fried Rice Recipe-Ready to Serve

That’s it, I’m done this simple turkey fried rice recipe, which we can already serve because the family is hungry.

Serving the Dish

Serve as such, warm, on a flat plate or in a bowl and necessarily with some pickles next to it, I chose pickled cucumbers but it also goes well with beetroot salad.

Simple Turkey Fried Rice Recipe-Served on Plate With Pickled Cucumber

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Simple Turkey Fried Rice Recipe-Served on Plate With Pickled Cucumber

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Simple Turkey Fried Rice Recipe-Served on Plate With Pickled Cucumber

Simple Turkey Fried Rice Recipe

Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Hungarian, International, Romanian, Transylvanian
Diet: Halal, Kosher, Low Calorie
Keyword: simple turkey fried rice, simple turkey fried rice recipe, turkey fried rice, turkey fried rice recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 portions
Calories: 658kcal
Author: Timea
Let’s make today a simple turkey fried rice recipe, which is prepared very quickly and is low in fat. It is perfect for a light lunch or dinner and we do not have to stay in the kitchen all day.
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Equipment

  • larger pan

Ingredients

  • 600 g turkey breast cut in cubes
  • 200 g frozen carrots
  • 150 g frozen peas
  • 2 cup rice
  • 1 piece onion
  • 50 ml sunflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon sweet Hungarian paprika powder
  • 1 tbsp vegetable mix from soup
  • 2,5 cup hot water

Instructions

  • If you have a whole turkey breast, you have to cut it into not too big cubes, 1,5-2 inch. After, we are going to clean the onion and chop it as small as possible. I poured the rice into a sieve and rinsing it well under a stream of water, until the water runs clean, and I then let it drain.
  • Start by heating 50 ml of sunflower oil in a larger pan and in which we put the chopped onion to fry. Fry the onion for about two minutes, stirring from time to time, season with sea salt and Hungarian sweet paprika powder, then put the turkey meat in the pan. Let it fry over medium to low heat, and if it's too dry you can add a little water, about 100 ml. It is enough to fry for only about fifteen minutes and we can add rice and frozen vegetables.
  • Stir and let the rice fry in the turkey meat juice and the vegetables thaw a little, about two or three minutes. Add two cups of hot water (the same amount as rice) and the vegetable mix for soups, mix and simmer over medium heat for about ten to fifteen minutes. The dish is ready when the rice is done and has absorbed all the liquid from the pan. If the liquid is gone and the rice is not ready, you can add a little warm water.
  • Serve as such, warm, on a flat plate or in a bowl and necessarily with some pickles next to it, I chose pickled cucumbers but it also goes well with beetroot salad.

Notes

You can replace turkey with pork or beef, but then the cooking time of the stew is longer.
It can also be made from turkey thigh, cut into cubes.

Nutrition

Calories: 658kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1823mg | Potassium: 691mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 8586IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 3mg