Turkey and Rice Stew

I had some leftover turkey in my refridgerator and a bunch of veggies I needed to cook, so I decided to make a stew. I’ve formatted this recipe a little different. Enjoy!

Step 1: Gather the ingredients.

They include: Carrots, Scallions (Green Onions), Turkey, 2 cans of Low Sodium Chicken Broth, Chinese Five Spice, Ground Ginger, Thyme, Rosemary, Celery Seed, Salt, Minced Garlic, Pepper, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cornstarch and Rice.

Step 2: Chop it all up.

That’s about all there is to it on this step…

Step 3: Heat the pot and add the olive oil and aromatics.

I used my cast iron dutch oven at medium-high heat. I think dutch ovens make it impossible to cook bad food. I used about 2 tbsp of the Olive Oil and the aromatics would be the carrots, scallions (green onions) and garlic.

Step 4: Add the cornstarch after cooking about 2 or 3 minutes.

Add the cornstarch (or flour) at this point, I used about 2 tbsp. Adding it now keeps it from clumping later. I turned the heat down to about medium at this point.

Step 5: Chop up the turkey breast and add it.

I chopped the turkey breast up and then added it to the pot.

Step 6: Add the spices.

I added the spices next. I’m not sure exactly how much I used of each of them, but it was probably around 1 tbsp of the five spice and 1 tsp of the others. I put in a couple nice big pinches of salt and a bunch of grinds of pepper.

Step 7: Add the broth.

I added the two cans of broth, then added two cans worth of water. It looks like a lot of liquid, but it’ll get used up.

Step 8: Chop and add the cilantro

I didn’t add this at the first because I didn’t want to burn the cilantro. I probably should have waited until the dish was done to add the cilantro for a little more flavor.

Step 9: Something’s missing

I realized that I had to really nice Thai peppers in my fridge, and that I hadn’t added them. Time to fix that! Also, don’t touch your eyes after playing with these.


Step 10: Leave it alone for a while

At this point, I wanted to let all the flavors meld together. So I took a shower and took care of some other things. About a half hour later I came back to a really nice smelling kitchen.

Step 11: Add rice!

I wanted to make this more interesting, so I added 2 cups of rice.

Step 12: Wait some more

I gave this another 20 minutes or so to let the rice cook and for all the flavors to get together and have a party.

Step 13: EAT!

One final stir, and it’s time to eat! Turned out really well, but I like heat so I added some Sambal to my bowl. This makes about 6 servings worth of stew.

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