Leftover Turkey Fried Rice, Japengo Maui Style

Add your leftover turkey to this fantastic fried rice recipe from the Japengo restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa in Maui.
By Michelle M. Winner

With the addition of your leftover turkey, the famous “Japengo Fried Rice” recipe is fit for a king.

It’s not so much that we can’t stand another bite of leftover turkey, it’s that  when turkey is  added to Japengo’s famous ” Japengo Fried Rice” recipe, it makes this simple recipe, well, tastier.

Fried rice lovers love that you can add most anything to the base of chilled cooked rice, oyster sauce, garlic and ginger. This recipe is only a guideline. In fact the day I visited the  Japengo  restaurant on Maui, one of Japengo’s  chefs was set up in  Hyatt Regency Maui’s  expansive atrium lobby  “wok-ing  to order” the hotel guests’ own  ingredient combinations to make individual tastes of  fried rice.

Japengo's Fried Rice
Add leftover turkey to Japengo Restaurant's famous " Japengo Fried Rice" recipe for a seasonal take on a Maui favorite. To cooked rice and oyster sauce add all of these ingredients or just your favorites.
Recipe Type: Entree
Serves: 1 or 2
  • 1 oz. canola oil
  • 1½ Tablespoons garlic, chopped
  • 1 oz. mushroom soy sauce
  • 2 oz. onion, small dice
  • 2 oz. green peas (iadd frozen peas from package)
  • 1 oz. corn kernels
  • 2 oz. oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon green onions, chopped
  • 6 oz. ground dark meat chicken ( substitute chopped cooked turkey here)
  • ½ Tablespoons ginger, minced
  • 1 oz. red bell pepper
  • 1 oz. shiitake mushrooms,sliced thin
  • 10 oz. rice, long grained, cooked and chilled overnight
  • 2 oz. eggs , scrambled, cooked and diced
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cilantro, chopped fine for garnish
  1. In hot work, heat up oil, add chicken, garlic and ginger.Cook chicken till golden brown about two minutes. ( If using cooked turkey leftovers instead of chicken wait until last to add and do not brown garlic and ginger.)
  2. Push ingredients up to the sides of wok and add mushroom soy sauce, red bell peppers,onions,carrots, green peas, shiitake mushrooms, and corn. Cooking/tossing all ingredients together for two minutes. Add in rice, oyster sauce and eggs. Cook/toss all together for two more minutes. Season w/ pepper, place in bowl and garnish with green onion and cilantro.

Michelle M. Winner

Michelle was born with a fork in her hand. As a culinary travel writer and confirmed foodophile she delights in the world-wide discovery of new flavor profiles, spices, salts and herbs. Based in one of the world's foodie meccas; Portland, Oregon, not far from "Pinot Noir Heaven" Michelle shares food news and chef's recipes. Her photography has appeared in Saveur Magazine and she has contributed culinary travel articles to Forbes online, WSJ online, Business Insider, Condé Nast Digital Media, Islands magazine and many others. A confirmed globetrotter, she still keeps her bags packed and fork in hand (well . . . except through airport security.)

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