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Instant Pot Leftover Turkey Jook (Congee)

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Whether you call it jook or congee or rice porridge, this leftover turkey recipe made in the Instant Pot is the ultimate comfort food recipe. It’s bursting with creamy, umami flavor and is one to die for.

instant pot jook

Now that Thanksgiving and Black Friday are done we can get back to our regularly scheduled program.

With it being two days after Thanksgiving, I bet everyone has some leftover turkey in their fridge. Looking for an idea to re-purpose that turkey? Well you’re in luck, this recipe is just for you.

Leftover turkey jook has to be one of my favorite ways to re-purpose leftover turkey. This recipe is so simple yet bursting with flavors. Make this on a chilly day, when you’re not feeling well, or just because you’re trying to find a way to use up all that leftover turkey.

Like I’ve said time and time again if you don’t have an Instant Pot you need to get yourself one. Cyber Monday is approaching and will be sure to have some type of deal, especially on Amazon.

instant pot jook

If you want more information on the Instant Pot check out their website here.

Looking for other Instant Pot recipes? Check these out

What is jook?

Jook is a savory Chinese rice porridge, also called congee. Hawai’i’s heavily Asian influenced culture has taken quite the liking to this recipe. It has a creamy, umami flavor and is the ultimate comfort food.

What do I need to make jook?

jook ingredients
  • Avocado oil (or the oil of your choice)
  • Onion
  • Carrot
  • Celery
  • RIce
  • Water chestnuts
  • Ginger
  • Water
  • Chicken stock
  • Leftover turkey

What kind of rice do you use?

I’m a fan of using Hinode Calrose medium grain rice. That yellow rice bag is always in my house. The classic recipe uses Jasmine rice. You can also use brown rice.

turkey jook

Can I make this recipe on the stove?

Yes. Cooking on the stove would increase cooking time to about an hour and a half

What to serve with jook?

I like to top my jook with freshly sliced green onions and a splash of shoyu. Some people like patis (fish sauce).

What other meats can I use to make jook?

This recipe uses leftover turkey, however you can use chicken, shrimp, fish, pork. Really you can use anything.

hands holding a bowl of jook

How long does it take to make Instant Pot leftover turkey jook?

30 minutes of cook time.

How to store jook?

Jook is best stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Can jook be frozen?

Sure can. Place in a ziptop bag or airtight container for 4-6 months.

How to make Instant Pot leftover turkey jook?

Turn Instant Pot on to saute mode. Add oil, onion, carrot, celery. Saute until fragrant.

Add rice, water chestnut, and ginger. Stir to combine.

Add water, chicken stock, and turkey. Turn off saute mode.

Place lid on. Set Instant Pot to sealing. Cook on manual high pressure for 30 minutes. Quick release. Ladle in a bowl, top with optional green onions and shoyu, and serve.

instant pot jook

Instant Pot Turkey Jook

Relle
Whether you call it jook or congee or rice porridge this leftover turkey recipe made in the Instant Pot is the ultimate comfort food recipe. It’s bursting with creamy, umami flavor and is one to die for.
4.73 from 22 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Additional Time 10 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Instant Pot
Cuisine American
Servings 6 cups
Calories 253 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup onion diced
  • 1/4 cup carrot diced
  • 1/4 cup celery diced
  • 1 cup rice washed and uncooked
  • 1/4 cup water chestnuts
  • 1 inch piece of ginger thinly sliced
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 pound turkey cooked

Instructions
 

  • Turn Instant Pot on to saute mode. Add oil, onion, carrot, celery. Saute until fragrant.
  • Add rice, water chestnut, and ginger. Stir to combine.
  • Add water, chicken stock, and turkey. Turn off saute mode.
  • Place lid on. Set Instant Pot to sealing Cook on manual high pressure for 30 minutes. Quick release. Ladle in a bowl, top with optional green onions and shoyu, and serve.

Notes

*I used Calrose medium grain rice in this recipe. You can use Jasmine or brown rice as well.
*You can replace the turkey with chicken.
*You can use the oil of your choice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 253kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 26gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 268mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3g
Keyword congee, Instant Pot, jook, keeping it relle, leftovers, rice porrige, thanksgiving, turkey
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By on November 30th, 2019

About Relle

Aloha, my name is Relle and welcome to my little home on the internet where I like to share all my favorite Hawaiian recipes (and local ones too).

I am a wife, mom of two, and nurse practitioner here in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. I was born and raised in Hawai’i and I am of native Hawaiian descent. In my spare time I love to cook and bake and I have compiled many of my favorite recipes here for you to enjoy.

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12 thoughts on “Instant Pot Leftover Turkey Jook (Congee)”

  1. 5 stars
    This tasted so amazing! Thanks a lot for sharing this super easy to make leftover turkey jook recipe! Fam really loves it! Will surely have this again! Highly recommended!

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  2. This is why Hawaii has the greatest food. From early on, we’d take food from all cultures, blended it together and got the best recipes. Made this today and it looks a simply scrumptious!!

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  3. 5 stars
    Does everything have to be so politicized? This recipe is one my Chinese Hawaiian grandmother was cooking when I was a child. She died decades ago and was near 90? So I guess our local culture has adapted and modified the recipe. There was a lot of interracial marrying of Chinese and Hawaiians when Chinese first arrived in the islands. They were welcome and much of their customs/cooking etc were adopted here though probably blended with our culture. Don’t punch out the presenter simply for adding veggies to the soup. Go get a punching bag instead👊🏽

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