Apricot Turkey and Rice Recipe

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Apricots, cinnamon and nutmeg add a touch of sweetness to this turkey and rice dish. It makes a very light and easy meal.—Joan Gatling, Rio Rancho, New Mexico
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1-1/4 pounds uncooked boneless skinless turkey breast, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat margarine
  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 each) equals 269 calories, 4 g fat (0 saturated fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 117 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3-1/2 lean meat, 1 starch 1 fruit


  1. In a skillet, saute turkey and onion in margarine until meat is lightly browned. Add broth; bring to a boil. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and remove from the heat; let stand for 5-7 minutes or until rice is tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Apricot Turkey and Rice in Country Woman January/February 2000

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