Turkey Biryani – Leftovers – Easy
Here’s my Leftover Turkey Biryani – it’s a beauty, it really is
So you have loads of leftover turkey? Well it is Christmas time after all, so what are you going to do with it all?
I usually fancy something spicy and different.
So with that in mind I developed this lovely leftover recipe – perfectly balanced with lovely spices, a real change 🙂
I truly believe that there are so many amazing leftover turkey recipes, so much you can do with it?
And not just pie or curry!
You just need a couple of great recipes up your sleeve?
Leftover turkey recipes
Apparently he five most popular ways to serve leftover turkey is as a sandwich, in stew, chili or soup, casseroles and as a burger
This really surprised me!
I always have a turkey and stuffing sandwich and maybe a pie sometimes but by far my favourite leftover turkey recipe sis this turkey biryani 🙂
Left Over Turkey Curry Recipe
Well here’s your first! – this lovely easy, quick and simple turkey biryani recipe, it’s super tasty and very easy – yum and also it’s technically a curry
I love meats where you can cook then once and enjoy two or three meals!
So with your left over celebration turkey you can create another perfect delicious and flavour packed easy supper for the family!
So what is a Biryani? I guess it’s the paella of Indian food
Traditionally, it’s baked in a clay pot for hours, but my easy one-pot wonder allows you to create this tasty dinner at speed!
And it’s super super easy. You can substitute the turkey for lamb or chicken, if you like
For me it works sooooo well with either most left over meats, I also add mushrooms in my recipe as I think its perfect.
I’ve also noticed people adding broccoli and cauliflower pieces, I haven’t but if you fancy it – try it 🙂
Not that traditional I know, but hey why not?
For me it’s whatever works
How do you cook your leftover turkey biryani?
I make mine all in one large casserole dish.
I use a Le Cruset dish and fry off on the top of the hob and then just bang it in the oven, jobs a good ‘un!
Lots of time for you to sit and relax
One pot leftover turkey wonder dinner
I’m all about easy one pot wonders!
It really is so very easy.
So create your very own show stopper when you lift the lid at the dinner table 🙂
After frying of your spices, turkey, mushrooms & onions.
You simply add your rice and stock and bang it in the oven!
Remove from the Oven
Remove from the oven –
Give it a stir, pop the lid back on and leave for 10 minutes and viola there you go!
How to serve your Easy Leftover Turkey biryani
Well to be honest I just add a table spoon of fat free yoghurt and some fresh coriander leaves sprinkled on top.
and here are some Easy Naan Breads – my mate Jenny has a really easy recipe – go check it out
Look at them 🙂
Or why not try my lovely and free
Healthy Onion Bhajis
Packed full of veggies & spices – onion bhaji’s are a great accompaniment to your Turkey biryani
Another Leftover Biryani recipe?
And if you love the Turkey Biryani then I also think you’ll love my Easy Lamb Biryani too
Very similar and equally as delicious
And if you like this dish I have many other Healthy Dinners, both mid week and weekend.
One of my faves is my Easy Peasy Slimming Chicken Curry, a family fave.
Go have a look!
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Big Love Clare x
Leftover Turkey Biryani - Easy
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil / or Fry Light
- 1 Medium Onion peeled & finely chopped
- Thumb sized piece of Ginger peeled and finely chopped
- 2 cloves Garlic peeled and finely chopped
- 200 g - 300g leftover turkey cut into chunks
- 1/2 – 1 teaspoon Chilli Powder depending on what heat you like
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric
- 1 teaspoon Garam Marsala
- 100 g Mushrooms halved or quartered
- 200 g Basmati Rice
- 400 ml water
- Handful of Fresh coriander leaves
- Salt & black Pepper
- Coriander leaves
- Plain Yoghurt for serving
- Preheat your oven to 160C fan/ 325F / Gas4
- In your heavy bottomed casserole dish (hob proof) put your olive oil and turn on the heat to medium
- Next add your onion, ginger, garlic, leftover turkey and fry for 5 minutes, stirring
- Next add your Chilli Powder, Turmeric, Garam Marsala and mushrooms, stir and fry for a further 5 minutes, stiring
- Then add your rice and stock and coriander leaves give it all a good stir and season with salt and pepper
- Pop the lid on your casserole dish (or cover tightly with foil) and place in the centre of the oven for 30 minutes
- After 30 minutes, remove and stir, making sure your rice is tender.
- If it looks a bit dry add a splash more water
- Return the lid and leave to stand for a further 10 minutes (do not put it back in the oven)
- Then simply serve with a dollop of yoghurt and fresh coriander leaves – yum!