Thaksgiving Rice --- Rice and Turkey (Arroz con Pa

John Dipalo

By
@Chipichipi

Here is an easy, fast to prepare*, and cheaper Thaksgiving turkey dinner substitute or acompany dish.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 can(s)
1 complete turkey leg cut up into at least 8 pieces; or the turkey pieces of your choice
2 c
long grain white rice
1
red bell pepper, mostly chopped, leave a few strips
1
onion, mostly chopped, but leave a few strips
3 clove
garlic, minced
1/2 c
canned sweet peas, with the liquid
1/2 c
canned tomatoes, mashed
4 Tbsp
cooking oil
1 sprig(s)
fresh cilantro or celery, chopped
2
strings of saffron or coloring agent
1/2 tsp
½ teaspoon of your favorite herb or herbs and/or hot peppers (optional)
salt and white pepper (about ½ teaspoon of each)
4 c
turkey broth (recovered from boiling the turkey leg)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Briefly fry and seal the turkey pieces. Inmediately transfer to a covered pan filled with boiling water. Make sure you have at least 6 cups of water in it. Remember to save this broth for the rice after the turkey pieces have fully cooked and softened.
2
The stir-fry:

Next, prepare the stir-fry ingredientes in the same pan that your going to use for preparing the dish. This could be a special paella low sided, very wide pan, your turkey pan or just a plain large skillet, preferably non-sticking.
3
Place the chopped bell pepper, onion, minced garlic, mashed tomatoes, cilantro or celery in the frying pan and stir-fry until it all starts to limp and brown. Don't overcook. Be careful because the garlic will tend to burn if left too long (should be last ingredient in).
4
The rice and turkey:

Once the stir-fry starts to brown, add the turkey pieces. Move them around for about a minute and then add the rice. Mix eveything (raw rice, turkey, and stir-fry). Powder with the herbs, add the turkey broth, the sweet peas, the saffron or coloring agent and the salt.
5
Spread everything evenly in the frying pan and boil, then simmer and cook (without touching) for about 18 to 20 minutes, letting the rice dry.
6
Once the rice has dried, remove the skillet, and let it rest a couple of minutes; then, cover it with newspaper for a few minutes if you want to keep the flavors (a tip).
7
*(Relatively: compared to preparing a complete turkey dinner)

VARIATION:
Use 2 1in-diced chicken breasts as a turkey substitute and you have the famouse ARROZ CON POLLO---Rice and Chicken!
In any case --- have a nice Thanksgiving with your family and friends!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Latin American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat
Other Tag: Quick & Easy