Turkey Rice Casserole Recipe
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Turkey Rice Casserole Recipe

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The recipe for this creamy and comforting casserole came from my aunt as a way to use leftover turkey. I love it so much, however, that I don't wait for leftovers to make it. The green chilies provide the memorable flavor. -Tamy Baker, Kearney, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1-1/4 cups uncooked Minute® White Rice
  • 2 cups diced cooked turkey
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup seasoned stuffing cubes
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 294 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 59 mg cholesterol, 586 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 18 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish, combine the onion, celery and butter. Cover and microwave on high for 1-1/2 to 3 minutes or until butter is melted. Stir in milk. Cover and cook on high for 3-5 minutes or until milk is steaming (do not boil). Stir in rice. Cover and let stand for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the turkey, soup, stuffing cubes, chilies and 1/2 cup cheese. Cover and microwave on high for 3-6 minutes or until heated through, stirring once. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Turkey Rice Casserole in Quick Cooking May/June 2002, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 294 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 59 mg cholesterol, 586 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 18 g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

"Loved by all and TONS of flavor! It definitely is a great use of leftover turkey as you can't even tell that is what is in it. YUMMY! We used stuffing mix uncooked. PERFECT RECIPE TO USE UP THE LEFTOVERS!"

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Reviewed Nov. 29, 2010

"This is a bit bland if you like more spice in your food. Other than that it has very good texture. I added some chicken stock to moisten up a bit and baked in oven for 1/2hr. at 350."

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2008

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Reviewed Dec. 3, 2008

"I've been preparing this recipe since it came out in the magazine. It's definitely a family favorite, easy and delicious. Stuffing mix works well in this recipe too."

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