Leftover spiced turkey pilaf recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 560 calories / serving
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This wonderfully aromatic dish makes generous portions, so if you need to feed a few more mouths simply team with other dishes. This recipe is a mouthwatering leftovers idea from our roast turkey with cranberry and sausagemeat stuffing dish. The leftover meat needs to be thoroughly reheated until piping hot and should never be reheated more than once.

  1. Heat the oil in a sauté pan, add the onion and soften over a low heat for 8 mins. Add the spices and cook for a minute or so. Now stir through the rice, season with salt and pour over the stock. Bring to the boil, then cover and turn the heat right down, gently simmering for 10 mins.
  2. Fold the shredded turkey and cranberry stuffing through the rice, recover and continue to cook over a low heat for 5 mins. Remove from the heat and set aside, still covered for 5 mins until the rice is tender and the turkey and stuffing piping hot.
  3. Meanwhile boil the green beans in a small pan of salted water for 4 mins until tender, drain. Fold the beans, chopped hazelnuts and parsley through the pilaf to serve.

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Please note that 250g (8oz) of turkey and 150g (5oz) of cranberry stuffing is not included in the shop ingredients list as this is a leftover, so you will need to enter the product in your shopping basket if making this recipe from scratch.

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  • Ingredients

  • 15ml (1tbsp) olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely sliced
  • 250g (8oz) basmati and wild rice
  • 600ml (1 pint) chicken stock
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 - 1tsp chilli flakes
  • 130g (4oz) fine green beans, trimmed
  • 150g (5oz) leftover cranberry stuffing, crumbled
  • 250g (8oz) leftover roast turkey, torn into pieces
  • 50g (2oz) blanched hazelnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • small bunch flat leaf parsley, leaves chopped
  • Energy 2345kj 560kcal 28%
  • Fat 19g 27%
  • Saturates 3g 15%
  • Sugars 6g 7%
  • Salt 2g 33%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 67.7g Protein 29.2g Fibre 4g

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