Soy-Braised Turkey with Turkey Rice

Serving Size: 6
Total Time:


  • 2 medium shallot, thinly sliced plus 1 small shallot quartered
  • 1.5 cup uncooked jasmine rice
  • 2.5 cup turkey stock or chicken stock
  • 3 cup shredded dark turkey meat
  • 2 Tbsp coarsely chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 clove garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 cup water
  • 0.33 cup light or low-sodium soy sauce
  • salt
  • 0.5 tsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 0.25 cup rendered turkey fat


1. In a small bowl, combine the sliced shallot, red wine vinegar, sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Let stand, stirring occasionally, until the shallot is softened, about 1 hour.

2. In a saucepan, mix the soy sauce, water, brown sugar, quartered shallot, garlic and ginger; bring to a boil. Add the dark turkey meat and cook over low heat, stirring, until the liquid is reduced by half, 1 hour.

3. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine the turkey stock with the rice, turkey fat and a pinch of salt and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer over low heat until the rice is tender and the stock is absorbed, about 20 minutes.

4. Cover the saucepan with a kitchen towel, then cover with the lid and let the rice steam for 20 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork. Spoon the soy-braised turkey into bowls, add the turkey rice and garnish with the pickled shallot rings.