Cajun Fried Rice
Leftover rice from last night's gumbo provides the perfect base for our Cajun take on fried rice. We have a slightly different take on New Orleans holy trifecta with poblanos instead of traditional bells. Combined with some spiced up ground turkey or beans, you have an easy one-pot dish to end the week with!
Sausage Fried Rice:
- Ground turkey - 1 lb
- Cajun seasoning - 1 tsp
- Paprika - 1/2 tsp
- Salt - 1/2 tsp
- Garlic - 2 cloves , minced or crushed
- Green onions - 2 stalks , chopped, white and green parts separated
- Celery - 3 stalks , diced
- Poblanos - 2 , diced ((Poblanos are a dark green pepper and are more narrow and long compared to green peppers. Substitute green peppers if you can't find them.))
- Roma tomatoes - 4 , diced
- Leftover rice - 2 1/2 cups
- Cooking oil - 1 Tbsp + 2 Tbsp
- Limes - 1/2 , juice of
- Hot sauce (opt) - for serving
- Heat a wok over medium-high heat. Add second part of cooking oil and then garlic. Once you can smell the garlic, add in white parts of green onions, celery, and poblanos with a dash of salt. Saute for 3 minutes.
- Mix in ground turkey, breaking it up with a wooden spoon. Saute until cooked through and browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Add in rice and chopped tomatoes. Toss until everything is warmed through and remove from heat.
- Squeeze in lime juice and then season to taste with more salt, pepper, cajun spice, or paprika (and of course a few shakes of hot sauce too if you like). Serve garnished with green parts of green onions.