Best Turkey Rice Porridge

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One of my family’s favourite foods is the turkey rice porridge. It is even good for children. On several occasions I cooked for my friends and everyone loved it. It’s really my best turkey rice porridge. I love cooking it because it is very simple and easy. Even though I love to cook, I would not prefer to stay for hours in the kitchen. I’m always looking for shortcuts to faster cooking. This is one of them.

This turkey porridge took me 2 short sessions to prepare. I bake 2 drumsticks to use it for 2 times. Of course you can bake 4 in one go if your oven is big enough. You can use one and keep 3 in the fridge for another 3 times. Each turkey drumstick can make enough porridge for 4 people.

Recipe

Ingredients A (preparing roasted turkey drumsticks)
2 turkey drumsticks
salt

Marinated turkey drumsticks

Marinated turkey drumsticks

Sprinkle salt generously all over the drumsticks and let it sit for 2-3 hours. Then bake it in a preheated oven at 200 degrees Celcius for 1 hour. Do not throw away the juice from the roasting. Add to the stock for flavours and taste.

Roasted turkey drumsticks

Roasted turkey drumsticks

Ingredients B (preparing soup stock)
Carrots
Water
Turkey bones

Roasted turkey bones

Roasted turkey bones

Sliced turkey meat

Sliced turkey meat

Remove the meat from the bones. keep the bones for the stock and slice the meat for topping on the porridge.

Grated carrots

Grated carrots

Grate 3 big carrots for the stock. Carrots make the soup tasty because of its sweetness.

turkey soup stock

turkey soup stock

Put the turkey bones, carrots and water into a pot and put on slow boil for about 1 hour. Then add in the cooked rice and boil for about 10 min, longer if you want the rice to be softer. Add in some salt and enough Kikkoman soya sauce to taste. Top it with chopped spring onions, fried shallot oil and some sliced turkey meat and enjoy the best turkey porridge. It’s cheap, low fat, light, full of nutrients, easy to cook and filling.

Ingredients C (cooking the porridge)
Cooked rice (enough for 4 people)
Kikkoman soya sauce
Fried shallot and oil
Spring onion

Best turkey porridge

Best turkey porridge

Have a go at this porridge and let me know how much you like it. It is even good for those who want to lose weight. To be a good cook, you need to keep learning, keep trying and keep smiling as you progress. If you like this article, you can subscribe for free to my RSS (orange button on top right) or through the email so that you don’t miss out on any future articles.

Thought for the day……

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One Comment

Dulee An  on October 12th, 2011

Umm…how come I missed this post? Found it while stalking your recipes again. Teehee. This looks delicious! I love soup with fried shallots. Definitely adds that special extra kick to the soup. I haven’t found turkey drumsticks yet at our Walmart, but at least now I know what to do with the turkey carcass when we bake turkey now. Miss your wonton soup. Thanks for your recipe, Mary.

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