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Orzo and turkey stir fry recipe, a delicious alternative to rice and quick weekday meal, make this recipe with any leftover meat, flavorful and delicious!

Orzo is a dry pasta that is quite hard as these little grains of pasta will cook for 9 to 10 minutes. I like my pasta al dente, therefore I cook it for 9 minutes sharp and I find that if you cook orzo longer, it tends to quickly get mushy.

Orzo comes in a smaller pack than other dry pasta but mind you, once cooked the volume of 1 pack cooked orzo will be the same as 1 pack cooked penne!

I really love orzo pasta, it is a delicious alternative to rice, you can cook it like a risotto, slowly with an addition of broth, add your broth cautiously so as not to overcook the orzo, or like any pasta in plenty of boiling water.

Here I had some leftover turkey and decided to make a stir fry with some carrots, onion and orzo. A quick but flavorful weekday meal made in under 45 minutes.

This recipe will be as good with any leftover meat or ham.

If you enjoy quick stir fry recipes, check my Spelt Sauteed with Vegetables and Chicken Chop Suey.

  • 6 servings
  • Easy
  • 0 h 45

Recipe :

Ingredients:

3 cups (1 pack – 454 g.) orzo, cooked as per instructions on the pack

1 onion, chopped

2 large carrots, peeled, cut in small chunks

10 oz. (300 g) leftover turkey, diced in small cubes

1 cup (100 g.) grated parmesan

A pinch of cayenne

Salt and pepper to taste

Some olive oil

Instructions:

Into a large pan, heat 2 or 3 tbsp. olive oil, add the chopped onion and cook until translucent, add the carrots, season with salt and pepper, a pinch of cayenne, add a little bit of water, just to cover the bottom of the pan and simmer until the carrots are soft and tender

Add the cooked orzo and parmesan, toss to re-heat until the parmesan is creamy and melted, taste and adjust seasoning

Add the turkey, toss to incorporate, sprinkle some parsley or basil

Note:

I like to sprinkle my meals with herbs that I choose according to the nature of the dish. Other than bringing additional flavors, they all are full of properties and improve digestion, for instance parsley:

High Source of Flavonoid Antioxidants

Provides Beneficial Essential Oils That Fight Cancer

Acts as Natural Diuretic and Helps to Relieve Bloating

May Help Fight Kidney Stones, Urinary Tract Infections and Gallbladder Infections

Improves Digestion

Has Antibacterial and Antifungal Properties

Source: Parsley Benefits, Nutrition and Recipe Ideas - Dr. Axe https://draxe.com/parsley-benefits/

Enjoy!

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I always forget about orzo. I really must start using it because I do love it. Thanks for the reminder.

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Thanks so much Jacqueline!

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I love orzo, it's so delicious. This recipe sounds great!

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Thanks Emily, glad you like my recipe!

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I love orzo and lovea good stir-fry! Gotta try this one!

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Thanks so much Julia, glad you like my recipe!

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helloooooo gorgeous! I cannot wait to faceplant into this lovely orzo with turkey!

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Hahaha Lol, thanks so much gorgeous yourself Jenn!

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I don't cook orzo much.. but now I have to. This recipe is great reminder! Looks delicious.

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Thanks, I hope you like it Natalie!

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Made this last night and the fam absolutely loved it, great idea for using rôtisserie chicken leftovers!

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Glad you and your family loved this recipe John, thanks for your kind comment!

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