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Turkey Wild Rice Casserole

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Turkey Wild Rice Casserole
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 6
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To maximize moistness, the turkey tenderloins are baked whole over the wild rice mixture. Cut them into slices before serving.

Ingredients

RICE

1
cup uncooked wild rice, rinsed
1/2
cup chopped onion
3
cups water

SAUCE

3
tablespoons margarine or butter
3
tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
3/4
cup chicken broth
1/2
cup milk

CASSEROLE

1/2
cup chopped carrot
1/2
cup chopped celery
1/2
teaspoon dried sage leaves
2
(1/2- to 3/4-lb.) fresh turkey breast tenderloins
1
teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1/8
teaspoon paprika

Directions

  • 1 In medium saucepan, combine wild rice, onion and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer about 50 to 60 minutes or until rice is tender and water is absorbed. Set aside.
  • 2 Melt margarine in medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Cook until mixture is smooth and bubbly, stirring constantly. Gradually stir in broth and milk, cooking until mixture boils and thickens, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  • 3 Heat oven to 350°F. In ungreased 12x8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish, combine cooked rice mixture and sauce, carrot, celery and sage; mix well. Place turkey breast tenderloins over rice. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt, parsley and paprika. Cover with foil.
  • 4 Bake at 350°F. for 1 to 1 1/4 hours or until turkey is no longer pink. To serve, cut turkey breast tenderloins crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices.
Tips  

Sage is the traditional seasoning for the Thanksgiving turkey as well as any number of poultry dishes. The fresh herb can be readily identified by its velvety, gray-green leaves, which are aromatic and whose flavor intensifies when the herb is dried. Two forms of dried sage are available in the supermarket. Rubbed sage is subjected to minimal grinding and is fluffy. It should be crushed slightly when used in a recipe. Ground sage has been finely ground to a powder and is ready to use. Because the flavor of ground sage is highly concentrated, the amount needed for recipes is reduced.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
60
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
(
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
)
Cholesterol
75mg
25%
Sodium
320mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
27g
9%
(
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
,
Sugars
3g
)
Protein
33g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%
60%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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