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Leftover Turkey Spanish Rice

Leftover Turkey Spanish Rice

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Spanish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 2 -4
Author: Edyta
Leftover Turkey Spanish Rice - after you're done with turkey sandwiches and soups after Thanksgiving, and you still have your turkey leftovers, try this recipe to top it all off.
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  • 4 oz of cubed Pancetta
  • 1 Spanish Onion , chopped
  • 2 garlic gloves , chopped
  • 1 green pepper , chopped
  • 1 cup of rice
  • 1 can of tomato sauce ( 15 oz)
  • Few threads of Spanish saffron
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sweet smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon of hot Smoked Spanish Paprika
  • 2 cups of cubed leftover turkey
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped , fresh parsley
  • 1/3 cup of white wine
  • 1,5 - 2 cups of chicken broth
  • Salt an freshly ground pepper to taste


  • In a large cast iron skillet cook pancetta for 2-3 minutes until golden (you don't need to add fat as pancetta will release its own fat and cook the meat in it)
  • Add onions and cook for another 3 minutes until the onions are translucent
  • Add peppers and cook for another 2-3 minutes
  • Then add garlic, sweet smoked paprika, Spanish smoked paprika, salt, pepper and pinch of saffron
  • Add rice and let it cook for a minute or two to get coated with all the ingredients and flavors
  • Add wine and let it cook until almost evaporated for about 2-3 minutes
  • Then pour the tomato sauce and 1 cup of chicken stock
  • Add leftover turkey
  • Stir it, cover and cook for 10 minutes
  • If your rice requires a lot of moisture, add another 1/2 cup of chicken stock; Keep adding some more chicken stock until your rice is tender and cooked through ( another 20-30 minutes)
  • Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve immediately