Thanksgiving Leftovers, Reimagined

With her recipe for Turkey Fried Rice with Sriracha and Kabocha, Stephanie Le of I am a Food Blog reveals a deliciously creative solution to the post-Thanksgiving question: What should I make with all these leftovers?

Turkey Fried Rice with Sriracha and Kabocha

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Throughout this fall and winter, Whole Foods Market and Saveur are partnering with Blog Awards opens in a new tab winners and finalists for In Good Company opens in a new tab, a series of culinary exploits from discovering new beers and sparkling wines to meeting local farmers and foragers. This week, we’re spotlighting Stephanie Le of I am a Food Blog opens in a new tab, which features dishes inspired by her favorite restaurants, takeout or just whatever is in the fridge.

Soon you’ll likely have more leftovers than you know what to do with. In Stephanie Le’s aptly titled blog post Turkey Fried Rice with Sriracha and Kabocha opens in a new tab, she offers a delicious solution. The best part? You can make the dish entirely with leftovers.

Get the recipe for Turkey Fried Rice with Sriracha and Kabocha opens in a new tab, check out Stephanie’s top tips for fried rice below, and grab some Ninja Squirrel Sriracha. (This hot sauce is organic and Non-GMO Project Verified, with a slightly garlic-forward and vinegary flavor but yet it's not too spicy. And it’s only available at Whole Foods Market.)

4 Tips for Fried Rice:

  • Using old, cold rice is key. Cold rice tends to clump up, but for fried rice you want the rice to separate into individual kernels. Before starting your fried rice, break up the rice by wetting your hands and gently breaking up the cold clumps into individual grains.

  • Add chopped roast turkey or roast vegetables.

  • Make sure you have all of your ingredients prepped and ready to go; one of the keys to fried rice is heat and speed.

  • It may not be traditional, but if you don’t have a wok, I recommend frying rice in a non-stick skillet as opposed to an uncoated frying pan.

Hungry for more twists on Thanksgiving leftovers? Here are a few of our favorite recipes.

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