Slow Cooker Italian Turkey Rice Dinner

Add something tasty to your family's Italian dinner with this slow-cooked dish that features turkey, rice and veggies.

Yield

4 servings

Ingredients

3 medium carrots, shredded (2 cups)
2 medium stalks celery, sliced (1 cup)
1 small red bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/3 cup water
4 turkey thighs (8 to 12 ounce each), skin removed
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup uncooked regular long-grain rice
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2 cup shredded Italian-style six-cheese blend or mozzarella cheese (2 ounce)

Directions

In 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix carrots, celery, bell pepper, basil and water. Sprinkle turkey with salt and pepper; place on vegetable mixture.

Cover and cook on LOW heat setting 6 to 7 hours.

Remove turkey from cooker. Stir rice and oregano into vegetable mixture; return turkey to cooker. Cover and cook on LOW heat setting about 1 hour or until rice is tender.

Remove turkey from cooker. Stir cheese into rice mixture until melted. Serve with turkey.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours

Additional Information

Get a head-start on this-Cut up the vegetables as early as two days ahead, if you wish. Store in a resealable plastic food-storage bag in the fridge until you're ready to make the recipe.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 480 (Calories from Fat 110), Total Fat 12 g (Saturated Fat 5 g, Trans Fat 0 g), Cholesterol 235 mg; Sodium 860 mg; Total Carbohydrate 27 g (Dietary Fiber 2 g, Sugars 4 g), Protein 65 g; Exchanges: 1 1/2 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 8 Very Lean Meat; 1 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 2

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