Turkey Stir-Fry with Brown Rice (gluten-free)

I find myself lacking in posts partly because I'm lacking in pictures. Somewhere in between cleaning the kitchen, making dinner, experimenting with new recipes, cleaning up that mess & oh yes, raising my boys, I don't usually remember to snap a photo. You'd think I'd be good with pictures since I am a photographer- or perhaps that's why I'm not...Well, maybe I'll get better in the near future, but once again I made a really good dinner last night that I wanted to share because it was, well, really good! At first glance, it may sound strange to use turkey burger in a stir-fry, but we are limited in our meat department, ie: no chicken, pork or beef. You could certainly replace the burger with strips of another type of meat, but you may be surprised how well the burger does actually taste!

Turkey Stir-Fry with Brown Rice

2 cups brown rice, cook according to directions (typically takes an hour so start first)

1-pound turkey burger

3 medium turnips, chopped

3 medium carrots, chopped

1/2 pound green beans

1-2 teaspoons ground ginger

1-2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 teaspoon chili powder

sea salt, to taste

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 teaspoons Bragg's Liquid Aminos

1 teaspoon rice vinegar

2 teaspoons maple syrup

1. Prepare rice according to packaging directions.

2. Heat oil in a wok or large pan over medium heat, add turkey burger. Cook for about 5 minutes, then add all seasonings (ginger, garlic, chili powder, sea salt, Bragg's, maple syrup, rice vinegar). Cook until burger is done.

3. Add green beans & mix well. Cook for about 7-10 minutes, to let beans begin to soften, then add chopped turnips & carrots. Stir well.

4. Continue to cook until green beans are done & carrots & turnips are softened. You may cook longer if you want your veggies softer.

5. Serve over cooked brown rice & top with hot sauce, if you want an extra kick!