Left Over Holiday Turkey

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What do rice, chicken/turkey, celery, raisins & Chinese noodles have in common?
I know – they seriously don’t sound like they go together, but my family LOVES Hawaiian Haystacks.

I see it as an economical (& family friendly) way to yet again use some of those holiday left overs.  My kids see it as one of their favorite dinners.  Winner winner, chicken dinner.  (Sorry I couldn’t resist there!)

1-2 c. chopped or shredded (bite size) cooked turkey or chicken
1/4 c. flour
1/4 c. butter
2-3 c. milk
1-2 chicken bouillon cubes (for taste if desired)
2 c. rice (or 4 c. cooked rice)

In medium sized pan, heat 1 quart (4 cups) of water to boiling.  Add 1 t. salt, & 2 t. butter.  Bring to a boil.
Add 2 c. rice & again bring to a boil.  Allow to boil for 1 minute, then cover with a lid, & reduce the heat to low, & allow to simmer for 20 minutes without disturbing.

In the meantime, heat 1/4 c. butter in medium sauce pan, & once melted, mix in flour to form a roux.  Allow to cook for a minute, then slowly add milk, mixing quickly to prevent the flour from clumping.  With milk, thin to a gravy like consistency.  Dissolve salt & bullion into this mixture to taste.

Add cooked chicken or turkey (leftovers) & heat thoroughly.

Serve chicken/turkey gravy over cooked rice & top with the following as desired:
Chopped celery, raisins, chopped almonds, pineapple, dried coconut, peas, finely chopped green onions, Chinese Chow Mein noodles, peanuts, mandarin oranges, pomegranate seeds, tomatoes – pretty much anything you’d like.  Great for picky kids, because they get to choose their toppings!

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