Spanish Rice with Turkey Recipe

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"Not everyone in the family cared for Spanish rice until they tried this hearty version," says Sylvia Wallace of Adams, New York. "Now instead of complaints, I hear, 'More, please'."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cups cooked long grain brown rice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 308 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 384 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat 1-1/2 vegetable


  1. In a large skillet, cook the turkey, onion, green pepper and garlic powder over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the next six ingredients. bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Spanish Rice with Turkey in Taste of Home December/January 2001, p17

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