Loaded Cheesy rice
By now you're probably already tired of the endless thanksgiving leftovers turkey sandwiches : - ) Another great thanksgiving leftovers idea, is this loaded cheesy rice. This is great to do with all the bits and pieces leftover in your fridge. You can combine all the leftovers together and make something new that your family won't even recognize was your leftovers from thanksgiving.
Can be compared to southern mac and cheese as well as a lasagna. Here is how its done.
Loaded Cheesy Rice
Servings: 6-8 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Source: Elise Jackson
2 cups rice
2 cups turkey
1 cup collard greens
1 block cream cheese (8oz)
2 cups milk
1/2 cup shredded cheese
salt, pepper to taste
Note: For this recipe you can use whatever you have leftover. What I had was collard greens and turkey, but if you had other vegetables and meats feel free to add them all to your rice, as little or as much as you have
The rice that I used was already cooked for thanksgiving and leftover. But if you don't have enough rice. Just follow this rice recipe and set it aside.
Preheat oven to 350F, Take a pyrex and put all your rice in the pyrex, add in all of your leftovers. In my case I added in the rice, collard greens and turkey.
In a large pot on medium low heat, slowly cook together the milk and cream cheese mixture until it slowly starts to thicken and becomes a cheese sauce. Pour on top of your pyrex mixture and sprinkle shredded cheese to cover the top. Cover with aluminum foil and place in over for 15 minutes. Then remove the foil and leave for an additional 5 minutes to allow cheese to brown. Your done.
Remove from oven and serve warm. Goes great with sweet beans if you like that kind of thing
From my kitchen to yours