Making your own take-out can be easy and delicious! My family loves fried rice. I know it is probably one of the least expensive items on the menu at your local take-out Chinese place, but I always seem to order more than I need or have to order more to reach a minimum amount for delivery. Making it at home uses up any leftovers we have on hand, it’s healthier and is finished faster than calling in the order.
Turkey Fried Rice
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
½ teaspoon sesame oil
1 egg, whisked
1 zucchini diced
1 small onion diced
1 clove of garlic, minced
¼ cup soy sauce (make sure it’s GF)
¼ cup rice vinegar
1 teaspoon of ginger, minced or use a paste like this one from Gourmet Garden.
About 2 cups of cooked rice (I love Wegman’s 90 second Steamables!)
About 2 cups of shredded turkey
fresh cilantro, optional
Heat 1 Tablespoon of the vegetable oil and the sesame oil in sauté pan or wok and scramble egg. Take it out and set aside. Add last Tablespoon of vegetable oil and add zucchini, onion and garlic to the pan. Stir and cook for about 7 min, or until soft. Mix soy sauce, vinegar and ginger together in a bowl. Add rice to pan then pour on soy sauce mixture and stir. Add turkey and return egg to pan. Mix it all together and you have turkey fried rice!
TIP: You can substitute leftover pork roast or roast beef or chicken or shrimp or your favorite vegetables for the zucchini, or even solely vegetables or tofu to keep it vegetarian.
What are your favorite take-out dishes that you make at home? We love making Hot and Sour soup! What is your favorite way to use leftovers? We make fish sticks with leftover cod or chili with leftover pumpkin or squash or check out this post for more ideas! Leftovers do not need to be boring!