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Including other leftover turkey recipe ideas
This turkey fried rice with egg recipe is really simple and quick to cook, and is perfect for all your leftover Christmas turkey or as a quick dinner with any meat leftovers you have. You can even serve it with chicken or beef if that’s what you have as leftovers.
Using turkey breast or turkey leg that is leftover can make a really great family meal. If you are looking for more turkey leftover ideas then have a look at:
13 Leftover Turkey Recipes That Can Be Made From Your Christmas Dinner
If you are looking for other £1 a head meals then have a look at:
Low Cost & Healthy Slow Cooked Traditional Spaghetti Bolognese 97p a head
Cheap & Easy Sweet Potato & Carrot Soup for 44p
Turkey Carcass Soup: Cheap and Easy Lunch for just 37p a Head
An Easy Sweet & Sour Chicken Recipe For Just 58p
Beginner Chilli Con Carne Recipe for Just 95p a Head
Vegan Shepherd’s Pie For Just 82p Per Portion
All these recipes are perfect if you are on a budget but want to learn how to cook cheap family meals.
How to make turkey stir fry
Turkey isn’t just for Christmas. It’s a slice of great meat that is high in protein and low in fat. You can get it pretty cheap too either minced or as a breast or leg.
Making turkey stir fry is simple. If you have your meat pre-cooked then put it to one side and cook the vegetables and rice first.
We use frozen vegetables as they’re cheap and means I don’t have to chop, and chuck everything in together and just add the rice right at the end.
It takes about ten minutes to cook and can be left to its own devices
If you are looking for cheaper meat that you can buy in bulk then have a look at Muscle Foods. Muscle Foods are well known for delivering high-quality meat straight to your door. We use them over Christmas especially when we struggle to get meat from our local discounter.
Turkey Stir Fry with Brown Rice
This was inspired by our leftover turkey recipes which are all made from Christmas dinner leftovers. The rest of the items are from our cupboard. These are the stable food items that we keep in stock.
Handful Turkey £1.87
2 Egg 14p
250g Rice 31p
60g Frozen Peas 5p
2 tsp Soy Sauce 4p
100g frozen onion 15P
100g frozen peppers 13p
Total: £2.69 = 67p a head for 4 people
(Prices current at time of publishing)
Turkey Stir Fry with Brown Rice recipe
Get the rice cooking first. We prefer wholemeal but you could use white rice or noodles. We use 75g per adult. So for four of us, it’s 250g, but however much you like will work.
Use three times as much water as rice, as it sucks it up while cooking. Let it boil and add the rice. If you are using noodles then wait and add them at the end.
Bring the rice to the boil then leave it on low for about 15 minutes or in till the rice is soft.
While the rice is cooking, add a tiny bit of oil and stir fry the frozen onion, peppers, and peas for about 1 minute.
Add the turkey and heat through, checking it’s piping hot.
Add the eggs, and with a fork, keep whisking around, in till it starts to cook like an omelette, but in tiny pieces.
Once everything is cooked, add the rice, and stir through, making sure the egg pieces and turkey are scattered throughout the dish. If you are using noodles then add them now.
Add the soy sauce, stir then serve when hot.
This is a really easy dish that can be done is you’re in a rush. It uses a lot of staple ingredients too and can be used with any meat.
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You can add as many different vegetables as you like. You can add carrot, sprint onions or any red cabbage. Add any vegetables you have laying around or that you know the kids will eat.
Why not try white rice instead of brown or noodles? Try adding a touch of dried ginger or some chilli flakes if you don’t mind it hot.
If you’re new to cooking then have a look at Spicentice. They offer pouches of spices with full shopping list and simple instructions that can help you get out of a food rut.
We use them to help spice up a few meals too.
We’ve made so many budget recipes with Spicentice, like:
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Chinese Chicken Curry For Just £1.54 For 4
Really Easy Homemade Beef Burgers For Under £1 a Head
The Best Southern Fried Chicken Recipe For Under £1 a Head
Chicken Tikka Masala Curry For Under £4 a Head
Many of their packs are great for the slow cooker too which means that you can chuck everything in and leave it, which is perfect if you aren’t as confident cooking.
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- Handful Turkey or whatever meat or substitute you have
- 2 Eggs
- 250g Rice
- 60g Frozen Peas
- 2 tsp Soy Sauce
- 100g frozen onion
- 100g frozen peppers
- Get the rice cooking first. 75g per adult is how much I use, and bit less for the kids. So for four of us, it’s 250g, but however much you like will work.
- Use three times as much water as rice, as it sucks it up while cooking. Let it boil and add the rice.
- Bring the rice to the boil then leave it on low for about 15 minutes or in till the rice is soft.
- While the rice is cooking, add a tiny bit of oil and stir fry the frozen onion, peppers, and peas for about 1 minute.
- Add the turkey and heat through, checking it’s piping hot. Add the eggs, and with a fork, keep whisking around, in till it starts to cook like an omelette, but in tiny pieces.
- Once everything is cooked, add the rice, and stir through, making sure the egg pieces and turkey are scattered throughout the dish.
- Add the soy sauce, stir then serve when hot.
- This is a really easy dish that can be done is you’re in a rush. It uses a lot of staple ingredients too and can be used with any meat. Win!
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Amount Per Serving Calories 239Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 134mgSodium 228mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 2gSugar 3gProtein 18g
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