Dinner in Minutes: Stir-fry gives leftovers Asian accent
By Linda Gassenheimer
Published: Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, 8:57 p.m.
Bring a taste of Asia to your leftover turkey. Crisp, fried vegetables and turkey in a sweet teriyaki sauce makes a quick, colorful quick dinner.
Teriyaki sauce is made with soy sauce, sugar, ginger and seasonings. This dinner takes only minutes to make using a bottled low-sodium teriyaki sauce.
Bok choy is a mild vegetable with thick, crunchy white stalks and dark-green leaves. It can be found year-round and can be used raw in salads or stir-fried. Napa or Chinese cabbage can be substituted for the bok choy.
Cooked turkey is used in this recipe, but turkey cutlets or tenderloins can be substituted. Cut the meat into small pieces and stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
Make sure your wok is very hot before adding the ingredients. The oil should be smoking.
For easy stir-frying, place all of the prepared ingredients on a cutting board or plate in order of use. You won't have to look at the recipe after you start to cook.
Quick Cashew Rice completes the meal.
Linda Gassenheimer is a food writer for the Miami Herald.
1 teaspoon canola oil
1 cup sliced red onion
1 cup sliced red or green sweet bell pepper
2 cups sliced bok choy
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon water
¾ pound cooked turkey, thinly sliced (about 2½ cups)
6 tablespoons bottled, low-salt teriyaki sauce
Heat the oil in a wok or skillet over high heat. When the oil is smoking, add the onion, bell pepper, bok choy and garlic. Stir-fry for 3 minutes. Meanwhile, mix the cornstarch with 1 tablespoon water and set aside. Add the turkey to the wok and stir-fry for 1 minute.
Move the ingredients to the sides of the wok, leaving a hole in the center. Add the teriyaki sauce and the cornstarch mixture. Toss the ingredients with the sauce for about 1 minute, until the sauce starts to thicken and coats the food. Serve over rice.
Makes 2 servings.
Nutrition informaton per serving: 310 calories, 7 grams fat (2 grams saturated), 114 milligrams cholesterol, 43 grams protein, 19 grams carbohydrates, 3 grams dietary fiber, 801 milligrams sodium.
Quick Cashew Rice
1 package microwaveable rice
2 teaspoons canola oil
¼ cup cashews
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Heat the rice according to package instructions. Measure 1½ cups rice into a bowl. (Save the rest for another use.)
Into the bowl, mix the canola oil and cashews, and season with salt and pepper.
Makes 2 servings.
Deli turkey or cooked chicken breasts can also be used.
4 medium-size garlic cloves, crushed, can be used instead of minced garlic.
To buy: 1 red or green bell pepper, 1 small bok choy, 1 red onion, 1 bottle low-salt teriyaki sauce, ¾ pound turkey if not using leftovers, 1 package microwaveable white rice and 1 small package cashews.
Staples: Canola oil, minced garlic, cornstarch, salt and peppercorns.
Write to her in care of Living, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, D.L. Clark Building, 503 Martindale St., Pittsburgh, PA, 15212, or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Agent confirms Mendenhall retiring from NFL
- Kovacevic: Big Ben’s contract clock ticking
- With no money for upkeep, Prospect Cemetery Association board to disband
- Brackenridge may be required by law to maintain cemetery
- Talented center Sutter is proving to be ‘pretty important’ for Penguins
- Ukrainian leader will meet Obama in U.S.
- New Kensington-Arnold board debates dress code
- Western Pennsylvania engineer aboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight
- Westmoreland County Courthouse in Greensburg to be featured in TV series
- National expert tells Pittsburgh providers to expect a cost crisis in cancer care
- Robert Morris University Polling Institute poll finds value of college in doubt