Ground Turkey Egg Rolls and Fried RiceFebruary 24, 2011 at 10:51 am | Posted in Food | Leave a comment
I have 20 pounds of ground turkey in my freezer. I also received a very large cabbage from my papa-in-law’s large garden, so I decided to try my favorite recipes for ground pork, using the turkey instead. I was surprised that you couldn’t even tell the difference after it was seasoned – the turkey is 99% fat free, and ground pork is not anywhere close to that. A little ginger, garlic, and soy sauce made all the difference.
I used the flavored ground turkey in two recipes: egg rolls and fried rice. I shredded half of the large cabbage, and added 1/2 lb of the cooked, seasoned turkey after the cabbage was wilted. I used this simple egg roll wrapper recipe and baked them at 350*F for 30 minutes. Low fat deliciousness.
While the egg rolls were baking, I made some fried rice. My Louisiana husband loves his rice, and I usually end up with leftovers that I can pop in the freezer for dishes like this. I used the rest of the flavored ground turkey in the fried rice. I did cut down on the soy sauce, since I can’t eat a lot of it, and let my husband add extra to his portion. High carb, but pretty low fat. I made a simple shredded cabbage salad with sesame dressing on the side as well to round out the meal.
Ice cold orange slices drizzled with a touch of cinnamon and honey make a quick, healthy, and wonderful dessert. To make it even richer, serve the orange slices over creamy Greek yogurt (or strain plain yogurt for a cheaper version.) [Photo by pixel-perfect-stock]