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Crispy Turkey & Rice Burritos! An easy & flavorful way to use up leftover turkey or chicken!
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5 from 4 votes

Leftover Turkey Recipe - Crispy Turkey & Rice Burritos

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time8 mins
Servings: 3
Author: Colleen Kennedy


  • 1 package Veetee rice Brown, white or whichever flavor you enjoy
  • 1 cup diced leftover turkey or chicken
  • 2 TBS parsley or cilantro
  • 1/2 cup black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 jalapeno minced
  • Salt & pepper
  • Chili powder
  • Cayenne pepper if you want more heat
  • Lime wedge


  • Cook rice according to package directions (yes! It really only takes 2 minutes).
  • In a mixing bowl, combine rice, turkey/chicken, parsley or cilantro, jalapeno, and seasonings.
  • Toss until combined.
  • Squeeze lime wedge into the bowl and toss again.
  • Taste and adjust. Add more seasoning until you get it to your desired taste.
  • Heat a cast iron pan or heavy pan. Spritz the pan with cooking spray.
  • On a tortilla, sprinkle about 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup of cheese, then along the middle, spoon your rice/turkey mixture.
  • Fold the edges in and wrap your burrito, press down a bit to secure it.
  • Spray the top of your burrito lightly with cooking spray and place in your hot pan, flip after about 40 seconds to 1 minutes (just depends on how hot your pan is).
  • Once the other side is browned and crispy as well, remove, cut and enjoy.
  • Serve with sour cream and salsa.


Add anything extra you may enjoy. This recipe has no rules!
If you enjoy heat, add the jalapeno seeds.
If you do not enjoy spicy, you may want to use a standard green or red pepper instead.