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Turkey Breast with Cranberry Brown Rice

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons jellied cranberry sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning, divided
  • 1 boneless skinless turkey breast half (2 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • RICE:
  • 1-1/3 cups uncooked long grain brown rice
  • 2-2/3 cups water
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 3 tablespoons minced red onion
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 2/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Mix first seven ingredients and 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning.
  • 2. Place turkey in a greased foil-lined 13x9-in. baking pan; rub with salt, pepper and remaining poultry seasoning. Spread with cranberry mixture. Roast until a thermometer reads 165°, 45-55 minutes, drizzling with orange juice halfway.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine first six rice ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, 40-45 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  • 4. Remove turkey from oven; tent with foil. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with rice.

Nutrition Facts

5 ounces cooked turkey with 2/3 cup rice: 465 calories, 11g fat (1g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 642mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 5g fiber), 42g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 3 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

Reviews

Average Rating: 5
  • Umide
    May 18, 2018

    Great recipe! I'm always adamant to use turkey breast in any shape or form, as it almost always tends to be pretty dry - but not here! As I didn't have cranberries or cranberry sauce, I went for pomegranate and sour cherry compote instead. I also used mixed basmati and wild rice instead of brown. Also added red wine to the orange juice, and the end result was finger-licking-icious! Thanks for sharing this :)

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