This 30 minute creamy one pot turkey and rice is filled with flavour and a fantastic way to use up your leftover turkey! Fast, easy, delicious.
Do you sometimes get sick of leftovers before you’ve managed to use up all that leftover turkey after a holiday meal?
I’ll freely admit that I don’t, really. I could easily just have turkey dinner every night until the leftovers are gone. That’s probably just laziness on my part though – heating up some leftovers is infinitely easier then cooking a meal, even when you love to cook.
When you make a giant turkey, as I invariably do (I figure if I’m going to make a turkey, I might as well buy the biggest one I can find!), there’s usually enough leftovers to last for more meals then you really want to eat. So I love to find different ways of using up those turkey leftovers.
This creamy one pot turkey and rice is a perfect way to use them up. It’s also great with chicken, so it’s become the meal that I think of whenever I have some cooked chicken or turkey sitting in the fridge begging to be used in a quick and easy meal.
30 minutes. One pot. With ingredients that you likely have already. That’s a winning combination in my books.
Plus the whole family will love it! I’ve made this no less then 5 times in the last month, trying to get the recipe perfect, and my family is still happy when they hear that this is for supper. They eat it happily and take the leftovers for lunch. It’s perfect.
So this creamy one pot turkey and rice was the perfect choice for this month’s 30 Minute Thursday. If you’re new around here, on the first Thursday of the month myself and some of my blogging friends each share a recipe that can be made in 30 minutes or less. I love these lists as it’s a great place to look for meal time inspiration when I realize at 5pm that I don’t know what to make for supper.
I mean, I never do that. That’s crazy. I totally menu plan. Or, um, I should.
But, until I manage that, it’s a good thing I’ve got these 30 Minute Thursday lists to get me through the week without resorting to sandwiches half the time! The links are below the recipe so be sure to check them out!
Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup from Pumpkin ‘N Spice
Jamaican Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner from Sweet Peas & Saffron
Gnocchi and Winter Vegetables with Sage Cream Sauce from Floating Kitchen
Easy Falafel Soup with Tamari Croutons & Tahini from She Likes Food
Creamy Pesto Gnocchi with White Beans and Sausage from My Sequined Life