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Creamy Turkey Cleanup Recipe

Julia Hainsworth first made this mostly microwaved medley when she was home on maternity leave with her third child. "I needed to rely on quick-and-easy recipes that were kid-friendly, too," she writes from Mt. Morris, New York. "We all loved this dish, and it cleared up a bunch of turkey leftovers.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1 cup fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 medium carrot, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. Cook rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the broccoli, carrot and water. Cover and microwave on high for 2-4 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Stir in turkey, soup, milk, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and rice. Microwave, uncovered, for 2-3 minutes or until heated through, stirring twice. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 373 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 983 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.