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Turkey a la King with Rice

I like to make this dish with our leftover turkey. It's a nice change from casseroles and so simple. Serve over rice, noodles, biscuits or toast. —Pat Lemke, Brandon, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-3/4 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 2 cups cubed cooked turkey breast
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups hot cooked rice


  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, celery, onion and pepper; cook and stir until tender.
  • In a small bowl, mix flour and broth until smooth; stir into vegetable mixture. Stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Add turkey, peas and salt; heat through. Serve with rice.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups turkey mixture with 1/2 cup rice: 350 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 594mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 30g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.
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  • Carolpullen
    Nov 5, 2019

    It was very good ! Just a little more salt

  • Eric
    Nov 29, 2017

    Traditional leftover cooking at its finest. The proportions of butter, flour, stock and milk are perfect. I would suggest adding 1/4 tsp Pepper, 1/4 tsp Vinegar, and a pinch of Nutmeg. I think it just needs a bit more seasoning - finish with more salt and pepper to taste, or whatever else you like. When seasoned a bit more, it's really tasty - it got a rating of "really good" from a finicky teenager who does not like casseroles.

  • seasons4
    Nov 28, 2016

    This was good, but it could use a little more seasoning. I added 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper and we sprinkled a little curry powder on top. I also used frozen peas and carrots. My husband liked it - it's a great way to use up leftover turkey!

  • Wildfiremustang
    Feb 5, 2016

    Need to add spices to give it more flavor.

  • shop7save
    Nov 28, 2015

    This was really good and super easy to make. Really liked that there was no fattening cream or cream of mushroom soup and lots of vegetables. My family liked this and it is a great way to use leftover Turkey. Will be saving this recipe.

  • kinseyparm
    Dec 8, 2014

    Was a great recipe for left over turkey! Real simple but was a little bland, if make again will add some pepper or something.

  • Michellefek
    Nov 30, 2014

    Super yummy! Was so happy to come across this because I really am tired of leftover Turkey from Thanksgiving! I've always been a fan of Chicken a la king but had never actually made it. I did add a little extra butter to the pan after I sauteed my vegetables and then added the flour. Allowed the flour to cook for a few minutes and then added the broth and milk. I was afraid there could be a raw flour taste by just mixing it with the broth. I always didn't have to dirty a bowl ;)

  • shellytow1
    Nov 4, 2014

    Make this all the time it is wonderful!!!! My daughter request it often. Actually we are having it tonight! = )

  • grafixgirl75
    Mar 16, 2012

    This was very good. I made as described. no revisions necessary!

  • monkeynbubba
    Jan 30, 2012