Turkey turkey with rice can be cooked, somewhat departing from the classical approach - “side dish with meat” and use the option “a la pilaf”.
This technology involves mixing, gives a "fusion" of tastes: cereals, meat, spices and vegetables.
As a rule, carrots with onions are used here.
Adding other ingredients, savory spices and even fruit allows you to vary the dish.
Turkey with Rice - General Cooking Principle
The basic recipe includes the following products:
• Turkey meat, both fillet and chopped into pieces with pits.
• Round grain or long grain rice, steamed or unprocessed.
• Refined vegetable oil.
• Fresh carrots.
• Various spices.
• Cooking salt.
Turkey is cooked with rice, usually like this:
1. Meat and vegetables are washed, slightly dried with a napkin.
2. Stew in vegetable oil, consistently adding: pieces of meat, chopped onions, carrots. Onions cut into cubes, carrots - straws.
3. Then put the thoroughly washed rice on top, seasoned with salt and spices, all poured water.
4. Cook until cooked under a closed lid.
5. Cooked in a thick-walled deep dish, for example, in a cauldron or in a voluminous pan with a thick bottom. Served hot.
Recipe 1. Turkey with rice - a classic version of the steps
This is a relatively low-calorie, but hearty meal - great food for the daily table. For its preparation is enough 40 minutes. No special tricks are required.
• Fillet of the femur of the turkey - 700 g.
• Rice - 400 g.
• Bulb medium - 2 pcs.
• Fresh carrots average - 2 pcs.
• Vegetable oil for frying - 80-100 ml.
• Barberry berries dried - 1 tbsp. l
• Turmeric powder - 1/3 tsp.
• Whole sprouts seeds - 1/3 tsp. • Salt, ground black pepper to taste.
• Garlic cloves in flakes - 6 pcs.
• Laurel - 2 sheets.
1. Fillet of turkey meat cut into small pieces in cubes.
2. Rice washed.
3. Cut onions into cubes, carrots - into strips.
4. Turkey fillets are quickly fried in hot vegetable oil.
5. To the meat add onions with carrots, stir, lightly fried until soft.
6. Then fall asleep rice, distributing it on top of an even layer. Water is filled with the expectation that its level was 2 cm higher than rice.
7. Add salt, spices, lavrushka. Garlic flakes lay on top of the grits.
8. Cook over high heat until boiling water. When it practically does not remain, form a hill and torment to readiness under a cover of 20 minutes on the minimum fire.
Recipe 2. Turkey with rice and vegetables - Indian flavor
The "highlight" of this dish is a spice mixture, in which the bird fillets are marinated before frying. The pungent taste and seasoning of curry, the most common in Indian cuisine, is definitely thought of in this country. For its culinary traditions, it is typical to season food with garlic, ginger, various kinds of peppers. Turkey with rice is great for such experiments in the kitchen.
• Fillet of turkey - 600 g.
• Medium fresh carrot - 1 pc.
• Bulb large - 1 pc.
• Round grain rice - 1.5 cups.
• Ginger powder - 0.2 tsp.
• Garlic - 3 teeth
• Curry - 2 tsp.
• Celery stalks - 3 pcs.
• Table salt, black pepper - to taste.
• Vegetable oil for frying - 80 ml.
1. Turkey cut into cubes and rub with a mixture of spices: curry, ground ginger and black pepper, salt, allow to stand for 15 minutes.
2. Prepare vegetables: onion is cut into small cubes, garlic and celery are cut into large cubes, and carrots are cut into quarters.
3. Boil the rice until done in salted water, rinse with cold water, put in a colander. 4. Fry garlic and turkey pieces in a heated pan until the meat turns white.
5. To it add the remaining vegetables, carrots, celery, onions. Stirring, stew, do not cover until the carrots limp.
6. Spread the finished rice, mix, salt and pepper.
7. Bring to readiness on low heat without removing the lid.
Recipe 3. A turkey with rice, mushrooms, and cabbage
Rich taste and perfect combination - rice, mushrooms, cabbage and poultry meat. Such a turkey with rice is a godsend for those who like to diversify famous dishes. Cooked in a pot of food, it turns out particularly tasty. In them she languishes at a constant low temperature. Stewed foods retain a delicate texture.
• Fillet turkey breast - 300 g
• Long grain rice - 0.7 stacks.
• Sweet Bulgarian pepper - 1 pc.
• White mushrooms - 100 gr.
• White cabbage - 150 gr.
• Refined vegetable oil - 1.5 tbsp. l
• Garlic - 2 cloves.
• Salt, ground allspice - to taste.
• Water - 0.5 liters.
1. Breast cut into cubes, fried in a pan in butter, adding chopped onion to it.
2. Shred cabbage, pepper and mushrooms cut into strips.
3. Vegetables and mushrooms are mixed in a pan with meat and briefly stewed.
4. Meat-vegetable mixture is equally spread out in 3-portion pots. Add grits, chopped garlic and spices, salt.
5. Pour water into each pot, close the lids and send to the oven for 30 minutes.
6. Cook until rice is cooked.
Recipe 4. Turkey with rice with fresh spinach and mushrooms in a slow cooker
This recipe makes the usual dish in a festive, "elegant". The same thing happens with taste: the addition of new ingredients adds a piquancy and makes it almost unfamiliar. Turkey with rice, spinach and mushrooms will appeal to lovers of diversity, especially since it will be cooked by a kitchen assistant - a slow cooker. With it, the cooking process is simplified, and culinary processing of products is reduced to a gentle treatment. Ingredients:
• Turkey meat, fillet portion - 300-400 gr.
• Long grain rice - 250 gr.
• Spinach - 250 gr.
• Mushrooms - fresh, dried or pickled chanterelles 300 gr.
• Onion-turnip - 2 pcs.
• Sour cream lean - 3 tbsp. l
• Garlic - 4 tooth.
• Vegetable broth - 300 ml.
• Olive oil - 3 tbsp. l
• Potato starch - 1 tsp.
• Lemon juice - 1 tbsp. l
• Dry white wine - 2 tbsp. l
• Ground nutmeg - 1 pinch.
• Seasoning, salt to taste.
1. Fillet meat and onion crushed into cubes.
2. Mushrooms cut into thin plates.
3. Garlic finely chopped.
4. Pour oil into the slow cooker. Choose the program “Frying”. The timer is set to 10 minutes.
5. First, fry the onion with garlic for 2 minutes, then add mushrooms to it and fry for another 3 minutes. Then add the meat and fry until the end of the set time.
6. Dilute starch with lemon juice, wine and sour cream. Stir and pour into broth.
7. Rice is poured into the slow cooker and poured over with a bouillon mixture.
8. Depending on the device model, select the automatic program “Rice”, “Krupa” or “Pilaf”.
9. 15 minutes before the end of the program add spices, spinach, salt.
Upon completion of the cooking process, it is not recommended to immediately turn off the appliance; the dish is allowed to infuse for several minutes.
Recipe 5. Turkey with rice and tomatoes
This option is very similar to the classic, basic recipe for turkey with rice, but the taste of the dish is richer. Suitable for lovers of not the most spicy food, but still not fresh.
• Turkey meat, chopped into pieces, can be with bones - 500 gr.
• Rice - 150 gr.
• Tomatoes - 500 gr.
• Chives - 2 pcs.
• Vegetable oil for frying - 50 ml.
• Salt, black pepper - to taste.
1. Boil rice to readiness in plenty of salted water, rinse well in a colander, allow to drain. 2. Tomatoes cut into small cubes.
3. Pieces of turkey are fried in butter until crusted.
4. To it add sliced tomatoes, salt, pepper and stew for 20 minutes, stirring.
5. Add boiled rice to turkey with tomatoes. Stir and steam for another 10 minutes until rice is cooked.
6. At the end of cooking, sprinkle with chopped garlic, mix. Cover with a lid, give a little "rest".
Recipe 6. Turkey with rice and pineapples
An excellent combination - poultry meat and sweet and sour pineapples. It has been tested by time and makes gourmands happy for a long time. Turkey soaked with pineapple juice, becomes especially juicy, acquires a spicy taste. It is interesting to note that almost any sweet and sour fruit sauces are popular all over the world. Especially often they are served with tender poultry meat, and all thanks to this successful combination of tastes.
• Loin of turkey - 400 gr.
• Rice - 300 gr.
• Canned pineapples - 200 gr.
• Refined vegetable oil - 50 ml.
• Salt to taste.
1. The meat fillet is cut into cubes, pineapples - diced.
2. In salted water, boil rice until readiness, fold to a colander, wash, and allow to drain.
3. Roast turkey meat in a deep frying pan in hot oil.
4. Combine boiled rice with meat, warm up for 1-2 minutes, stirring.
5. Almost immediately add pineapples, mix, salt and a little warm on low heat posture closed lid.
Recipe 7. Turkey with rice in the oven
Probably not in the world of man who would not like it when “something tasty” smells from the oven. Anything can be cooked in it, and most importantly, this process does not attract attention so much. You only need to check the readiness from time to time and you can do something else. In the oven products are languishing and are especially tender. The benefits of such culinary processing have long been known. Therefore, the classic version of the preparation of the dish “Turkey with rice” acquires new flavor nuances here. Ingredients:
• Long grain rice - 2 glasses.
• Turkey, femur fillet - 1.2 kg
• Large onion-turnip - 2 pcs.
• Medium raw carrots - 3 pcs.
• Honey - 0.5 tsp.
• Cooking salt - to taste.
• Any soy sauce - 3 tbsp.
• Chives - 2 pcs.
• Laurel - 1 sheet.
• Butter - 40 g.
• Spices - black ground pepper, barberry to taste.
1. Meat fillet marinated: cut into cubes, salt, pepper, mixed with honey, soy sauce, chopped garlic. Let stand 40 minutes. Instead of honey, soy sauce and garlic, you can use ready-made TERIYAKI sauce.
2. Onions cut into cubes, carrots rub on a coarse grater.
3. In the bulk glass baking dish to which the lid is provided, pour the grits.
4. Onion and carrots are laid on top of it, salted, butter and spices are added.
5. Spread the meat on top, cover with a lid and send it to the oven.
6. Cook at 200 degrees for about 1.5 hours. 30 minutes before the end of cooking, mix and remove the lid.
Recipe 8. Turkey with rice and dried fruits
Another option for making familiar products. Turkey with rice and dried fruit brings aromas of the East, diversifies sensations.
• Amber rice - 300 gr.
• Turkey meat, fillet - 500 gr.
• Large turnip - 1 pc.
• Large raw carrots - 1 pc.
• Dried fruits: raisins, dried apricots, prunes in equal parts - 300 gr.
• Water - 0.5 liters.
• Refined vegetable oil - 100 ml.
• Laurel - 2 sheets.
• Salt to taste.
• Spices - black ground pepper, dry berries of barberry to taste.
1. Bird turkey is cut into small pieces.
2. Carrots cut into slices, onions - diced.
3. Dried fruits are well washed, boiled over. Largely cut dried apricots and prunes.
4. In a deep frying pan, fry the meat pieces in oil until a nice golden color.
5. Then onions, carrots are added to it and overcooked to the onion transparency. 6. After spread dried fruit.
7. Spread washed rice, salt and season with spices.
8. Fill with cold water so that it is 2 cm higher than the product level.
9. Quickly bring to a boil and reduce the heat. Cover and stew until rice is ready for about 30 minutes.
10. When the dish is ready, it is allowed to stand for 20 minutes under a lid, only then it is stirred.
Recipe 9. Turkey with rice, lentils and potatoes in a slow cooker
This is turkey with rice - perfect for an everyday family meal. Differs in rich taste, a variety of components. It is very satisfying and is prepared using modern technology. After all, someone needs help so much when routine matters are a little tired, even if the assistant is a kitchen machine.
• Turkey, fillet - 400 gr.
• Steamed rice - 1 cartoon glass.
• Fresh carrots - 2 pcs.
• Onion-turnip - 2 pcs.
• Lentils - 3/4 cartoon cup.
• Fresh potatoes - 3 pcs.
• Spices - zira 1 tsp.
• Salt - 2 tsp.
• Hot water - 4 cartoon glasses.
Step by step perform the steps in the “Hot” mode. In models where it is not provided, on the mode - "Baking".
1. Meat is fried in a multicooker in oil until golden brown and evaporation of juice.
2. Salt, put spices.
3. Add the onions, coarsely chopped and carrots, cut into strips.
4. Fry for about five minutes until the vegetables are half cooked.
5. Then add diced potatoes, washed rice and lentils. Everything is mixed.
6. Then go to the “Pilaf” mode. If this is not provided in the model, then on the “Rice” or “Krupa” mode.
7. Pour in boiling water, mix, close the lid and boil until ready 40-60 minutes.
8. At the end of cooking, it is not recommended to immediately open the slow cooker. You need to wait about 15 minutes to infuse the dish.
Turkey Rice - Tricks and Tips
To make the rice crumbly, it needs to be properly prepared: • Round and long rice are washed for a long time in cold water until it becomes transparent, while the rump is even rubbed with hands.
• Round rice is soaked in warm water for 10 minutes before washing.
• After washing, long grain rice is lightly dried on a paper towel.
• Long grain grades of rice have proven to be the most crumbly in cooking.
• Rice strongly absorbs odors, so it should be stored in tightly closed bulk containers.
How to choose a quality turkey
Young and fresh turkey meat is light pink in color, without any other dubious shades. It should be dense, elastic, should not easily be stratified and separated from the bone. The color of the fat can tell the age of the bird. Young meat will have a light yellow fat layer. If it is from an old bird, the fat will differ in a rich dark yellow color.
Turkey with rice - choice of dishes
The ideal dishes, in which the turkey with rice will turn out crumbly, will not burn or dry out, is a cast-iron cauldron. It has a hemispherical shape, a rounded bottom and thick, at least a centimeter wall.