S.H.E.: Meals in Minutes: Turkey Stir-fry (Serves 4)


By Lonnie Allen

Daily News Correspondent




In my home during the holiday season, we feast on a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings.

There is always enough turkey leftover that sandwiches will never finish it off and you can only heat up a turkey dinner so many nights in a row. I know that trying to come up with different dishes using up the turkey can get repetitive and dull too. Though, I have come up with some festive easy ways to take that turkey and turn it into a something new and fresh. I have made burritos, quesadillas, and wraps but one of my favorite and quickest meals is a stir-fry and since the turkey is already cooked it is even quicker.



3 cups of diced cooked turkey

1 bag of steamed veggies (I buy the broccoli, carrots, sugar snap peas and water chestnuts steam-fresh bag)

1/4 cup of julienne onions

6 oz of stir fry sauce

1/8 teaspoon of salt

1/8 teaspoon of pepper

1 teaspoon of sesame oil

1 teaspoon of olive oil

1 1/2 cups of uncooked rice


The first thing to prepare is the rice according to the directions on package and then set it aside until ready to serve. (Usually 1 1/2 cups of rice makes 4 1/2 cups of cooked rice and if you use instant rice it is even quicker.)  The next step is to heat the oil in a pan and start cooking the onion add your turkey and steam the veggies according to direction on microwave bag. Once the veggies is done add to onion and turkey then add your sauce, salt, pepper and stir until all incorporated. Keep stirring until the sauce is hot and then remove from heat. Plate up some rice according to your liking and add stir-fry mixture along the side and slightly on the rice and enjoy this dinner. This meal takes less than 15 minutes to prepare and is a wonderful way to use up your leftover turkey.

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