Turkey Gravy Rice Croutons

Turkey Gravy Rice Croutons

Gravy and fresh herbs, blended with freshly cooked rice, help deliver bursts of holiday flavours in every crispy bite. This unstoppable rice crouton is a perfect, anytime-of-year, topping for soups, salads and proteins. It’s an unconventional addition and perfect accompaniment to a traditional Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup (250 mL) USA long grain brown rice
  • 1 can (284 mL) turkey gravy
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) bone broth
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh herbs (like thyme, rosemary and sage)
  •   Vegetable oil to sauté
Directions
  1. Combine rice, gravy, broth, and garlic powder in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil uncovered over high heat; reduce to low simmer, cover and cook for 50 minutes. Purée half the cooked rice with a hand blender or small food processor (mix should be very sticky); stir in remaining rice and herbs.
  2. Wrap mixture in plastic wrap and smooth into an approximate 8×8 inch square*. Freeze for 1 hour or until firm enough to slice. Unwrap rice and cut with a knife or mini cookie cutters into desired shapes. Croutons can be kept frozen in an air-tight container for up to three months.
  3. Sauté rice croutons in 3-4 batches with oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat until golden brown and crisp. Enjoy over salads, soups, as a side or as a snack on the go.

*alternately, press rice mixture into ice cube trays or moulds in any desired shapes and sizes. Freeze to easily release from moulds.