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Slow-Cooker Italian Turkey-Rice Dinner

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Slow-Cooker Italian Turkey-Rice Dinner
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 20 min
  • Servings 4
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Add something tasty to your family’s Italian dinner with this slow-cooked dish that features turkey, rice and veggies.

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)

Directions

  • 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.
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.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
(
Calories from Fat
110
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
18%
(
Saturated Fat
5g
24%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
235mg
79%
Sodium
860mg
36%
Potassium
790mg
23%
Total Carbohydrate
27g
9%
(
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
,
Sugars
4g
)
Protein
65g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
190%
190%
Vitamin C
35%
35%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
35%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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