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Description

These charming single serving casseroles make ideal family dinners or an offering for a casual dinner with friends. They're made by simmering a turkey leg in a flavorful mixture of bacon, wine, soy sauce, and chicken broth, which is then strained and used to cook the rice. Then the rice is layered in a baking dish with the chopped cooked turkey meat and then smoked sausage and baked to heat through.

Ingredients

  • 1 smoked sausage
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 onions
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 150 grams bacon (diced)
  • 600 grams turkey legs (cleaned, deboned, and cut into cubes)
  • 200 milliliters wine
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 cups turkey stock (strained, plus water, if needed)
  • 2 cups thai jasmine rice (or similar)
  • salt (to taste)

Directions

  1. Chop sausage with a fork, and cook in a small saucepan with a little water.
  2. If time permits, steam sausage.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Heat olive oil in a saucepan and sauté garlic and chopped onion.
  5. Add diced bacon and fry for 5 minutes.
  6. Add turkey, wine, soy sauce, and chicken broth to pan.
  7. Simmer for at least 30 minutes until the turkey meat is soft.
  8. Preheat oven to 180°C (approximately 350°F).
  9. Strain the turkey pan sauce and reserve the strained broth to make the rice.
  10. Place the meat in a food processor and pulse once or twice to chop coarsely, but do not shred.
  11. Set aside.
  12. Measure out 4 cups strained broth and pour in a pan.
  13. Add water to strained broth, if needed to make 4 cups.
  14. Place rice and broth in a pan. Stir to separate the grains and season with a pinch of salt.
  15. Cook rice for about 12 minutes, stirring with a fork occasionally to loosen the grains.
  16. The rice should be loose and not too tender.
  17. Spread rice in a baking dish and cover with the meat.
  18. Mix with a spatula.
  19. Smooth the surface.
  20. Remove skin from the sausage, shred sausage with a fork and sprinkle in an even layer over rice.
  21. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  22. Serve with a green lettuce and watercress salad, if desired.
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