Italian Turkey-Rice Dinner

Add something tasty to your family’s Italian dinner with this slow-cooked dish that features turkey, rice and veggies.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 8 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

3
medium carrots, shredded (2 cups)
2
medium stalks celery, sliced (1 cup)
1
small red bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/2
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/3
cup water
4
turkey thighs (8 to 12 oz each), skin removed
1
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/2
cup uncooked regular long-grain rice
1
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2
cup shredded Italian-style six-cheese blend or mozzarella cheese (2 oz)

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  • 1 In 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix carrots, celery, bell pepper, basil and water. Sprinkle turkey with salt and pepper; place on vegetable mixture.
  • 2 Cover and cook on Low heat setting 6 to 7 hours.
  • 3 Remove turkey from cooker. Stir rice and oregano into vegetable mixture; return turkey to cooker. Cover and cook on Low heat setting about 1 hour or until rice is tender.
  • 4 Remove turkey from cooker. Stir cheese into rice mixture until melted. Serve with turkey.
  • 1 In 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix carrots, celery, bell pepper, basil and water. Sprinkle turkey with salt and pepper; place on vegetable mixture.
  • 2 Cover and cook on Low heat setting 6 to 7 hours.
  • 3 Remove turkey from cooker. Stir rice and oregano into vegetable mixture; return turkey to cooker. Cover and cook on Low heat setting about 1 hour or until rice is tender.
  • 4 Remove turkey from cooker. Stir cheese into rice mixture until melted. Serve with turkey.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Get a head-start on this — Cut up the vegetables as early as two days ahead, if you wish. Store in a resealable plastic food-storage bag in the fridge until you’re ready to make the recipe.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
235mg
235%;
Sodium
860mg
860%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
65g
65%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
190%;
Vitamin C
35%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
35%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 8 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.