Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Curried Turkey Pilaff

Curried turkey pilaff
Serves 1

A great quick dinner using just a few ingredients and some leftover cooked turkey. Some coriander, mango chutney, fresh chillies, a squeeze of lemon and anything else you fancy would be very tasty additions but this is simple and very filling – not to mention cheap as chips!

1 tsp oil
Half an onion, finely chopped
2 tsp curry paste
Few strips of cooked turkey or chicken breast
½ tsp tumeric
½ pouch Tilda white basmati microwaveable rice
1 tbsp frozen peas
2 tsp flaked almonds
1 tsp sultanas
Few pumpkin seeds (optional)
2 pinches nigella seeds (optional)
Sprig of fresh mint, chopped

Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the onion for a couple of minutes until starting to soften. Add the curry paste and cook for a min or two more to cook-out the spices. Add the turkey and turmeric and stir fry for a minute to heat through.

Open the rice and squeeze half a pouch into the pan and stir to break up any lumps and coat in the paste. Add the peas, almonds, sultanas and pumpkin and nigella seeds if using. Add a splash of water to help coat everything nicely and to stop the rice from being dry.

Tip into a bowl and add the chopped mint and eat!

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