Do We Really Need Another Leftover Recipe?

Sure. Why not.

Besides this could be used with regular leftovers (roast chicken) and not just Thanksgiving leftovers.

And it only has 4 ingredients. Unless you count the non-stick spray and the salt/pepper. Which I am not.

1. uncooked rice 2. cooked turkey (could be chicken) 3. frozen peas (could be leftovers) 4. stock/gravy (could be canned or could be leftovers.)

I put 1 cup rinsed, un-cooked, short grain rice into a sprayed 8×12 (could be 9×13) baking dish. I layered all the leftover turkey meat on top. Poured over the top the 2.5 cups of leftover gravy – most fat removed and brought to a boil first. (My Thanksgiving day gravy was really more like an Au Jus-style sauce this year.) Lazily I sprinkled 1/2 a bag of frozen peas on top before covering tightly with foil and putting in a 375 degree oven for 45 mins until rice was soft and fluffy. Salt and pepper to taste.

Leftover creamed onions would be yummy here too.

Plain Jane and simple; I made this Sunday night after Thanksgiving and it effectively took care of all those bits of turkey still on the bird. I froze the leftover mashed and baked potatoes for another day, another casserole.


You got me – I forgot that I couldn’t resist breaking up a spring of rosemary from my still-producing summer pot of herbs!

Okay that makes 5 ingredients!


6 comments on “Do We Really Need Another Leftover Recipe?

  1. michael says:

    this was a good leftover dish

  2. Karen says:

    A great way to use up the leftovers. Oh, by the way…you have added little floating things to your blog. Snowflakes to the season?

  3. Karen says:

    You learn something new every day.

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