Thanksgiving turkey with spiced rice

November 17, 2019  •  Category: , ,

Thanksgiving Turkey with spiced rice

Thanksgiving turkey and trimmings

Joumana Accad Mediterranean, Middle Eastern November 17, 2019 Whole Grain/Bulgur/Rice, Main Dish, Poultry, thanksgiving, rice stuffing, thanksgiving ideas turkey spiced rice, tagged,

8 servings

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 20 minutes


1 turkey of your choice and size, already roasted

2 recipes of spiced rice, link below


This is the traditional spiced rice that would be a perfect match for a Thanksgiving turkey.



Recipe Notes

Thanksgiving was always a holiday that would make me feel inadequately prepared in the kitchen. That turkey's size was intimidating and I would always prefer to celebrate at somebody else's house; let them handle that bird, not me!

Anyway, eventually I solved my problem by making it a Lebanese-style Thanksgiving, and delegating the turkey to somebody else. 

The most traditional way to serve a bird (chicken, hen) in Lebanon is with a spiced rice garnished with lots of fried almonds, pine nuts, or pistachios and perhaps some fancy chestnuts (if desired). 

The advantage here is the rice can be prepared a day before, making the event much more relaxed for the hostess. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

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