2015 November

Transform Thanksgiving Leftovers with Turkey Red Beans and Rice!

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Leftovers don’t have to be boring. At Della, we want you to love your leftovers! Embrace them! If you put your mind to it, they will quickly become your new best friend. This “stir” is what we like to call a hodge podge leftover dish. Got extra turkey, chicken, beans, or rice on hand?! Throw your scraps together and make something beautiful. For this dish we put a spin on classic red beans and rice by adding leftover turkey. Watch the video below to see how it’s done…


– Della’s Arborio Rice, cooked as directed

– (Leftover) Turkey or Chicken, cooked

– Andouille Sausage, cooked

– Kidney Beans

– Bell Pepper, strips

– Celery, diced

– Creole Seasoning, Salt + Pepper

– Garnish: Green Onions, Parsley

– Top with: Hot Sauce (optional)

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To Assemble Your Stir:

Start with Della Arborio rice as the base for your stir, next layer on your leftover turkey (or chicken), sausage, sautéed veggies with seasoning, beans, and preferred toppings. Don’t forget the hot sauce for some authentic cajun heat!! Serve and Enjoy!

Edit_IMG_1360Looking for more ways liven up your Thanksgiving leftovers?

How about baking your leftover turkey or rice into your favorite casserole? Or repurposing them into a breakfast stir fry and cracking an egg on top? We’d love for you to share all your stir creations with us by using #CreateAStir on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Also, If you haven’t entered our #bowlyouover contest, you should! Click here to enter now!


Leftover Turkey, Kale, and Quinoa Soup

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Looking for a little immune system boost? This leftover turkey, kale, and quinoa soup has come to your rescue! High in protein, fiber, and full of warm goodness, it’s a no brainer for a quick weeknight meal. At Della, we want to continue to inspire new ways to use leftovers and think this soup is the perfect solution to use up all that leftover turkey from the holidays!



– Della Basmati & Quinoa, cooked as directed

– (Leftover) Turkey, cooked (you can also substitute chicken here)

– Shallots, chopped

– Carrots, chopped

– Celery, chopped

– Tomatoes, diced (fresh or canned)

– Chicken or Veggie Stock

– Season with: Salt, Pepper, Italian Seasoning

To Assemble Your Stir:

Heat oil in a large pot or dutch oven, add shallot, carrots, and kale. Cook at med heat until softened. Add chicken or veggie stock, cooked basmati & quinoa, turkey, tomatoes, celery and spices. Stir and allow to come to a boil. Turn heart to low and simmer about 10 min. Pour in a bowl and serve…your body will thank you 🙂

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You can easily create a vegetarian version of this soup by using vegetable stock instead of chicken and omitting the turkey. Did you recently stock up on fresh carrot and celery sticks for your guest to dig into? Well after the ranch dip is all gone, this soup is a great way to repurpose your remaining veggies. We are always looking to create a stir in the kitchen and think finding inventive uses for leftovers is a great way to do that!


Get Cozy with {Leftover} Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

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Warm up with this Chicken and Wild Rice soup! This cold weather favorite “stir” is so great and comforting during the winter season. We recommend using leftover chicken or rice if you have it to cut down on the cooking time. Whether it’s a snow day, a sick day, or everyday, this soup is sure to keep you cozy and feeling good in no time!

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– Della Basmati & Wild Rice, cooked as directed

– (Leftover) Chicken, cooked

– Onions, chopped

– Garlic, chopped

– Carrots, chopped

– Red Bell Pepper, diced

-Tomatoes, diced

– Chicken Stock

– Season with: salt, pepper, chopped parsley, herbs de Provence

– Top with: grated parmesan (optional)

To Assemble Your Stir:

Heat oil in a large pot or dutch oven, add onions, garlic, carrots, and bell pepper. Cook at med heat until softened. Add chicken stock, cooked rice, chicken, tomatoes and spices. Stir and allow to come to a boil. Turn heart to low and simmer about 20 min. Pour in a bowl, top with parmesan cheese, and serve with a piece of warm crusty bread! Mmmm.

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Got Leftovers?

Leftovers are such a wonderful tool for reinventing quick weeknight family meals like this one. Last night’s stir fry can instantly become tonight’s new creation by adding leftover cooked rice or chicken to a soup just like we did here. We hope this stir will inspire you to use your leftovers in new & fun ways!


Enter to Win our #bowlyouover Giveaway!

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We are giving away this set of 6 colorful rice bowls to five lucky winners!

It’s super easy to enter, just follow these 3 simple steps:

1. Log into Facebook

2. Follow this link: http://statictab.com/tvv2xtw

3. Enter your email, city, & press submit

Good Luck!! And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and sign up for our newsletter for more giveaway updates &  culinary inspiration! At Della, we love rice bowls and want to #bowlyouover with this fun giveaway 🙂