Vegetable stir fry with leftover turkey meat is a perfect recipe for your Thanksgiving turkey meat and all the vegetables in your fridge! It's a healthy recipe that is super easy to put together!
Pad Puk Roum Mit
This recipe in Thai is called "Pad Puk Roum Mit." Pad Puk means Stir fry vegetables, Roum Mit means mixed vegetables.
In Thailand, this recipe is often served alongside other dishes as part of a family-style dinner. It is a fantastic Thai dish to have as a side, with or without meat. Perfect for a vegetarian dish. It's also my go-to dish when I have a ton of extra vegetables to use quickly before they all turn bad.
Why This Recipe Works
Use your favorite vegetables for this stir fry. My favorites are broccolini, purple onions, water chestnuts, cabbage, young corn, mushrooms, snow pea pods, carrots, jalapenos peppers, and so much more. Any protein can add some extra meatiness. Ground meat, tofu, tempeh, and even eggs are all great options. Very versatile. It's so quick and easy to put together too!
Ingredients for vegetables stir fry with leftover turkey meat
Turkey meat. Use all parts of the turkey, like dark or white meat. Some skin is ok too. Use rotisserie chicken when it's not turkey season!
Garlic. Add extra if you love garlic. (;
Lime juice. Just a dash to help balance the salty and sweet taste.
Oyster sauce. The main sauce for this stirfry. It adds a silky, savory taste to the dish.
Soy sauce. Fish sauce can be substituted.
Toasted sesame oil. Any sesame oil will work too.
Ground white pepper. It can get spicy fast with this ingredient. Add more at the end if preferred more heat.
Sugar. White sugar tends to work best for this recipe. Helps round off the saltiness.
Carrot. Thinly sliced works better than shredded.
Onion. Any onions will work great.
Pea pods. Use snow peas or sugar snap peas. Both work well in stir-fries.
Cabbage. Napa cabbage or kale are great substitutes.
Broccoli. Broccolini is an excellent substitute.
Baby corn. It adds a nice crunch to the stir fry.
Oil. use high smoking point oil like coconut, vegetable, canola, or avocado.
How to make glass noodles stir fry with leftover turkey meat
Step 1. Mix the sauce in a small bowl, and set aside.
Step 2. Add oil to a pan at medium-high heat. Once hot, add garlic and fry for 15-20 seconds or until lightly browned and fragrant. Add the turkey, stir, and cook for 1 minute.
Step 3. Add the crunchier vegetables to the pan. Carrot, baby corn, onion, broccoli, cook for 2 minutes until light tender.
Step 4. Add cabbage and pea pods, stir, and cook for one minute or until the vegetables are tender. Add a little bit of water, 1-2 tablespoons, to help soften the vegetables.
Step 5. Add the sauce, stir and cook for 2 minutes. More or less as you prefer your vegetables. I tend to like mine on the crunchier/raw side. Season to taste with more soy sauce, lime juice, a dash of sugar, or ground white pepper! Enjoy!
Garnishing options. Ground chili flakes, ground white pepper, and lime wedges. Enjoy!
Helpful Kitchen Tips
- Use a combination of dark and white meat for extra flavors and texture.
- You can make the sauce ahead of time, stirring it up slightly before use.
- Use rotisserie chicken during a non-turkey season or for a quick weeknight meal any time of the year!
- Add scrambled eggs, ground meat, tofu, or tempeh for extra protein. It's delicious!
- Add cashew for an extra nutty texture!
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