Ginger Turkey Stir Fry - A Healthy Alternative To Take-Out

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Home Stager with Sharon Tara Transformations

One of my favorite "healthy" meals is turkey stir fry with rice.  Instead of a traditional stir fry where all the veggies are cooked in the skillet, I steam the veggies.   It may take a little time for prep, and it may seem like a lot of work, but it is best to use fresh ingredients, when available. 

 It really is a fairly easy recipe. 

veggies

 

 GINGER TURKEY STIR FRY

Rice  (your choice)

Broccoli  2 crowns

1 medium Zuchinni

1 medium Summer Squash

Asparagus 1 bunch

3 Carrots (peeled and sliced thin)

2 Tbsp. Olive Oil or Coconut Oil  

1 medium Onion (sliced)   

1 Package Mushrooms  12 ounces (sliced)

1 Package Turkey Cutlets  1 lb.

1 Tbsp grated Fresh Ginger  

2 Tbsp. Tamari (or soy sauce)

Half bag Fresh Spinach

Cook rice.  Use whatever kind of rice you prefer.   I like Long Grain Basmati brown rice.  I use a steamer - 1 C Rice and 1 1/4 C Water in steamer for 60 minutes. 

vegetable steamer 

 

Cut the broccoli, squash, and asparagus into bite size pieces. 

 Peel the carrots and slice thin.

Steam all veggies except onion and mushrooms until tender. 

 

 

My steamer is two tier, so I set the rice to cook for 6o minutes on the bottom, and when there is about 15 minutes left I add the top tier with the veggies.

 

While the rice and veggies are cooking,

onion and mushroom

 

 

Heat oil in large skillet over medium high heat and saute onions and mushrooms until onions are clear. 

 

 Remove from pan and set aside.

 

 

 

turkey cutlets

 

 

Cut turkey cutlets into bite size pieces.

 

 

 

 

 

Add a little more olive oil to the skillet and add turkey.  Cook until browned all all sides.

turkey and onions and mushrooms

 

Return onions and mushrooms to skillet and mix together with turkey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add ginger and tamari.  Lower heat to Low and continue to cook for about ten minutes, or until meat is cooked through. 

Add Spinach to pan and stir.  Simmer on Low until spinch wilts. This will only take a few minutes. 

 spinach and turkey 

Add steamed veggies to the pan and combine with meat and spinach.

dinner on plate    Serve over rice.  Serves 3-4 

 

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Lenn Harley
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Leave out the turkey and make the rice

 brown and you're eating at my house.

 

Jan 23, 2009 08:46 AM #1
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Kimo Stowell
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Aloha Sharon,

Mmmmm. Looks and sounds yummy. Thanks for the pictures you really got my appetite going. I'll have to try the recipe this weekend.

Peace,

Jan 23, 2009 08:46 AM #2
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
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Lenn:  My Basmati is brown and I often leave out the meat.  I love veggies and rice with lots of olive oil. 

Kimo:  Let me know how it turns out!  Thanks for the comment.

Jan 23, 2009 09:39 AM #3
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Gary Woltal
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Sharon, now I am not the expert on this, but they say Ginger is very good for you. Your recipe sounds very tasty.

Jan 23, 2009 10:28 AM #4
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Gary:  Ginger is extremely good for you.  It is very good for digestion.  If you ever have an upset stomach or nausea...ginger tea is wonderful.  I not only use fresh ginger, I have ginger capsules I take every day.  I remember my mom giving me ginger ale when I was sick as a kid.

Jan 23, 2009 10:35 AM #5
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Tom Ski
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Wow that looks awesome, i will have to print this one out. Thank you so much.

Jan 23, 2009 11:21 AM #6
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Tom:  I hope you get a chance to give it a try.  Let me know how it turns out!

Jan 24, 2009 12:16 AM #7
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R.E. Renée Hoover, Salesperson
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Just a question - why do you consider steaming the veggies a healthier version?  If veggies are cooked in the stir fry pot, not drained, everything stays within the pot as far as nutrients.  Heat I believe might break down nutritional values in food regardless of the source of the heat, be it via steam or by stir fry pan.  Boiling and tossing the water throws the nutrients right out with the water.

Nevertheless, this recipe sounds awesome!

Jan 27, 2009 05:55 AM #8
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
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Rene'e:  Cooked in true stir fry fashion, the veggies would be healthy.  But, American style, pan fried with oil over high heat...not so healthy.  I was thinking steaming vs. cooking in unhealthy oil.  Steaming for a minimal amount of time, so your vegetables emerge "al dente,"  is the way to maximize their nutritional value.  Thanks for the  comment.  Enjoy!

Jan 27, 2009 06:26 AM #9
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Marchel Peterson
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Sharon, Thanks for sharing your old recipe post with us.  I will be trying this the next time we make stir fry. 

Jan 17, 2011 11:32 AM #10
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
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Marchel:  I'm glad you like the recipes.  I hope you enjoy the stir fry!

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This is something I'd love to try:) even i'm a vegetarian I love to cook for my family. 

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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
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Inna Ivchenko  Although I'm not 100% vegan, I do eat mostly plant based now. I no longer make this with the meat, simply leave it out and use only the rice and veggies.

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