Turkey larb bowls

Use up leftover Christmas turkey in this dish. After all the feasting, something crunchy and fresh with a little heat is just the ticket for Boxing Day

  • Prep:25 mins
    Cook:20 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 584
  • fat 13g
  • saturates 3g
  • carbs 82g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 34g
  • salt 2g


  • 1 small red onion , finely sliced
  • 3 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • pinch of sugar
  • 300g sticky white rice
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 4 garlic cloves , crushed
  • 3 banana shallots , finely sliced
  • 1 lemongrass stalk , outer leaves removed and finely chopped
  • 1-2 bird's-eye chillies , to taste (deseeded if you prefer less heat), finely chopped
  • 400g leftover turkey , shredded
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp light brown soft sugar
  • 1 lime , juiced
  • 1 Little Gem lettuce , roughly chopped
  • ½ cucumber , halved and sliced
  • 5g coriander , finely chopped
  • 5g mint leaves , finely chopped


  1. Combine the onion, vinegar, sugar and a pinch of salt in a small non-reactive bowl and set aside.

  2. Rinse and cook the rice following pack instructions. Heat both oils in a deep frying pan over a medium-high heat and cook the garlic, shallots, lemongrass, chilli and turkey for 2 mins, stirring frequently until fragrant and sizzling. Stir through the soy, fish sauce, brown sugar, lime juice and 1 tbsp water. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 mins until the sauce is reduced and sticky, and the turkey is piping hot. Season to taste, adding a little more soy, sugar or lime juice, if you like – you want a balance of hot, sour, sweet and salty.

  3. Spoon the sticky rice into bowls and spoon over the larb. Top with the pink pickled onions from step 1, the lettuce and cucumber, then scatter over the coriander and mint.

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