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Latin style leftover turkey: Add some latin flair to your holiday leftovers with some arroz con pavo. | ethnicspoon.com
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Latin Style Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey: Arroz con Pavo

Here is a great recipe to use up that leftover holiday turkey.  This is a variation of the Latin favorite arroz con pollo and in this case arroz con pavo.  This is very easy to make and you will love the flavors.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Latin American
Keyword easy turkey recipe, leftover turkey recipe, Spanish style turkey, turkey and rice
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 8 servings
Calories 149 kcal


Rice ingredients

For the turkey

  • 1 cup turkey diced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 carrots shredded
  • 1 onion small, diced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 Tbsp recaito
  • 2 Tbsp sofrito
  • ¼ cup peas
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp oregano
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder


  1. To prepare the rice: In a sauce pan on medium heat place ¾ Tbsp. of olive oil and rice and stir. Add the water and salt. Bring to a boil. Turn heat down to medium, cover. Cook for about 20 minutes. Remove cover and fluff. Leave uncovered until ready to use.
  2. While the rice is cooking: In a small dish, mix together salt, pepper, oregano and garlic powder. Sprinkle over chicken. Allow chicken to absorb the seasonings for about 1 hour. In a skillet on medium heat saute the chicken until brown on both sides. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes on low. Remove chicken from skillet and using a sharp knife dice on a cutting board.
  3. Wipe skillet clean and place 1 Tbsp. olive oil, diced shredded carrots, recaito and onion. Cook until onions are translucent. Add the chicken and toss until well blended.
  4. Add the rice and blend thoroughly. Add the peas right before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Latin Style Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey: Arroz con Pavo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 149 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 525mg23%
Potassium 187mg5%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 2610IU52%
Vitamin C 7.7mg9%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.