Fried Rice with Turkey and Pine Nuts

This mouthwatering fried rice recipe is easy, delicious and perfect for any occasion.

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Fried Rice with Turkey and Pine Nuts

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Success® Brown Rice
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 5 mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 lb cooked turkey, cut into large chunks
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 2 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce (optional)
Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 20 mins
Servings
SERVES 4
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Success® Brown Rice
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 5 mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 lb cooked turkey, cut into large chunks
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 2 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce (optional)

Instructions

  • In this recipe, Success® Brown Rice, crunchy nuts and succulent turkey combine for a lunch or dinner meal that’s both flavorful and satisfying.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions. Cool completely. 

    Step 2

  • Heat oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add garlic, and sauté for 1 minute. Add bell pepper, mushrooms, and onion. Cook until tender. 

    Step 3

  • Add rice, turkey, pine nuts, and soy sauce to skillet. Heat through, stirring occasionally. 

     

     

Turkey with a Twist

If you’re looking for a delicious twist on traditional fried rice, why not try making it with turkey and pine nuts? This combination adds a unique flavor and texture to the dish that will make it a weekly favorite. 

Using leftover cooked turkey is a great way to use up leftovers from Thanksgiving or any other roast turkey dinner. Simply shred the turkey into bite-sized pieces and set aside. This Turkey Eggroll in a Bowl made with whole grain Success® Brown Rice is a perfect example. 

If you like the crunch and nuttiness of pine nuts, try them in our Fried Rice with Ham and Pine Nuts or for something sweet in our Pine Nut Strawberry Rice Bars. 

How to Toast Pine Nuts

Our small trick to enhancing the flavor of recipes is toasting pine nuts. They give salads and pasta a toasty, nutty flavor and crunch. Even though these Italian nuts are fantastic on their own, toasting them takes them to a whole other level. The flavor is improved by toasting, as it is with any nut. Once you give it a try, you’ll find yourself adding them to all of your meals going forward.

On the Stove: Don’t add oil; just place the nuts in a dry skillet. About 3 minutes, or until browned and fragrant, over medium heat. Watch them carefully as they can burn very easily.

In the Oven: 350°F for preheating. On a baking sheet, arrange the nuts in a single layer. Bake for 5 minutes, or until aromatic and brown.

Tips for Making Fried Rice

  • Make sure you choose the right grain type. 
  • Rinse the rice before using. This will remove excess starch and clean the rice.
  • Separate the grains by fluffing the rice. As soon as it cooks you should fluff it so it doesn’t harden. 
  • Add an egg for better flavor.
  • Use a wok to cook the rice if you have one. 
  • Make sure you are using the right type of oil.
  • Fry with high temps.

Once you have all these tips mastered try our Aromatic Asian Styled  Fried Rice or our Paella Fried Rice