Leftover Turkey Dinner Rice

This leftover turkey dinner feast is an easy next-day dinner that’s quick and comforting. Try with Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 3 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 8 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 3 mins
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  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice
  • 1/2 cup leftover roasted squash, chopped
  • 1/2 cup leftover roasted turkey, chopped
  • 1/3 cup leftover gravy
  • 1/4 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch pepper


  • Pile those Thanksgiving leftovers – roasted squash, sliced turkey, savory gravy – on top of Ready to Serve White Rice to create an unbelievably simple yet satisfying plate; you’ll be feasting on all those fall flavors in 8 minutes flat.

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • In medium microwave-safe bowl, toss together roasted squash, turkey, gravy, peas, parsley, salt and pepper. Microwave on High for 2 to 3 mins or until heated through.

    Step 3

  • Stir rice into turkey mixture.

    Recipe Tip

    Substitute any leftover dinner veggies for roasted squash if desired.

Luxury of Leftovers

After spending all Thanksgiving day helping out in the kitchen, a quick and easy meal probably doesn’t sound too bad. In fact, once you know how many ways you can Repurpose those Thanksgiving Leftovers, you may want to make extra servings during the holidays!

– Ready in just 5 minutes, this flavorful Cheesy Turkey and Broccoli Rice – loaded with protein, grains, and veggies – is still truly satisfying!

– Borrowing the common Mexican cuisine practice of using tortillas to roll up ingredients – stuffing, turkey, cranberry sauce, and gravy – Leftover Turkey Enchiladas will change the way you see Thanksgiving mainstays.

– Though indulging during the holidays is a given, lighter dishes – even those containing the same ingredients – can be just as flavorful and filling! This 5-minute Kale, Turkey and Brown Rice Salad with Cranberry Dressing combines Thanksgiving leftovers with fresh baby kale, crisp diced apples, and crunchy toasted pecans for a  simple yet satisfying meal. Don´t hesitate to add any other cooked vegetables that you have.

Perfect Meal Prep

By mastering the art of meal prep, you’ll save both time and money and reduce food waste. For example, as many of our recipes include a portion of frozen peas, simply seal the rest of the bag in a freezer-safe zipper bag. If you already have some favorite recipes, practice the Meal Prep technique of portioning out premeasured bags in order to simplify mealtime. If you are looking for a quick casserole dish try our cheesy chicken and rice casserole.

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