This Orange Wild Turkey and Rice recipe is so easy and will really draw you in, especially because the sauce is so delicious! In fact, I love it so much that I double the recipe’s sauce portion so I have more. It’s that type of meal that’s made even better thanks to fresh orange juice, sesame oil, and rice vinegar with some soy, ginger, and garlic to balance it all out. Wild turkey is a nice substitute for the chicken you would typically find on menus for this dish. Trust me, this will blow away any American-Chinese takeout you can find!
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Orange wild turkey and rice ingredients
- 1 wild turkey breast
- 1/3 cup cornstarch
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2-2/3 cup vegetable oil
- Boiled white rice for serving
- 2 tablespoons chopped green onions for garnish
Orange Sauce (Double the recipe if you like extra sauce!)
- 2 large oranges, juiced
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- Zest of half of one of the oranges
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar (or white vinegar)
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper, optional
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons water
Orange wild turkey and rice recipe
1. Dice the wild turkey into ½-inch pieces and place in a bowl. Add the flour, cornstarch, and salt, then mix to completely coat the wild turkey chunks.
2. In a deep skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Roast the wild turkey chunks until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from the pan and place on a plate lined with kitchen paper, then set the plate aside.
3. Meanwhile, whisk together all the sauce ingredients in a bowl. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat and once warm, add the sauce and simmer until the sauce thickens. If you want to thicken further, slowly pour in a cornstarch slurry (1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 3 tablespoons cold water) while stirring constantly.
4. Add the roasted wild turkey chunks to the sauce and toss to coat well. Let the sauce and wild turkey simmer together for 1-2 minutes, then remove from heat.
5. Serve over white rice and garnish with chopped spring onions.