Turkey Thyme Risotto Recipe

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Our testers couldn't get enough of Sunny McDaniel's delicious and filling risotto with turkey. The Cary, North Carolina reader uses Romano cheese and a hearty portion of fresh mushrooms to create this main dish that's perfect for using up leftover turkey.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-3/4 to 3-1/4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup uncooked arborio rice
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup white wine or additional reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed cooked turkey breast
  • 2 tablespoons grated Romano cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 334 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 698 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, heat broth and keep warm. In a large nonstick skillet, saute the mushrooms, onion and garlic in oil until tender, about 3 minutes. Add rice and thyme; cook and stir for 2-3 minutes. Stir in wine or additional broth. Cook and stir until all of the liquid is absorbed.
  2. Add heated broth, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly. Allow liquid to absorb between additions. Cook just until risotto is creamy and rice is almost tender. Total cooking time is about 20 minutes. Add the turkey, Romano cheese, salt and pepper; cook and stir until heated through. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Turkey Thyme Risotto in Light & Tasty April/May 2007, p34

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 334 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 698 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

This recipe pairs well with a full-bodied white wine.

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Reviewed Apr. 27, 2014

Oh my word, this was delicious! It's our favorite way to use up leftover turkey. We've made it several times.

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Reviewed Dec. 14, 2013

Very tasty, simple to make and a great way to use up leftover turkey.

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