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Zippy Turkey and Rice

 Zippy Turkey and Rice
Hearty and healthful, this yummy casserole is chock-full of rice, beans, tomatoes and cheese. Serve it with fresh fruit or a side salad for a comforting, satisfying meal. Kathleen Lindgren - Hackensack, Minnesota
8 ServingsPrep: 45 min. Bake: 35 min.


  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, undrained
  • 2/3 cup picante sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese, divided


  • Cook rice according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, cook turkey and onion over
  • medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the
  • tomatoes, picante sauce, chili powder and cumin; heat though. Remove
  • from the heat, stir in kidney beans, 1/2 cup cheese and cooked rice.
  • Transfer to a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with
  • remaining cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is
  • melted.

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  • Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1-1/4 cups equals 294 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 593 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.