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