Dirty Rice with Turkey

Turkey Dirty Brown Rice
This recipe is one of our favorites here at MBMK.  A yummy, creole dish made with brown rice, ground turkey, spices and vegetables.  Great way to add vegetables to kids’ meals. Enjoy it by itself or with any of our vegetable recipes. This dish is gluten free.

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 50 minutes | Yield: Serves 5

INGREDIENTS
2 1/2 Cups Water
1 1/4 Cups Brown Rice
1 lb 93/7 Ground Turkey
1 Cup Red Bell Peppers, chopped
1 Cup Yellow Bell Pepper, chopped
1/2 Cup Green Onions, chopped
1/2 Cup Red Onions, chopped
1/2 Cup Cilantro, chopped
2 Tbsp Garlic, finely chopped
2 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
1 Tbsp Olive Oil or Coconut Oil
1/2 Tsp Chili Powder
1 Tsp Pepper Flakes
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1 Tsp Cumin
3-4 sprigs of fresh thyme
Salt & Black Pepper to taste
METHOD
1. Bring water to  boil, then add rice.  When water begins to boil again, reduce heat to a simmer and cover.
2. Cook covered for 40-50 minutes until rice is tender; stir once after about 20 mins.
3. While rice is cooking, heat oil in large skillet on medium heat; sautee garlic, green and red onions for about 2 minutes.  Add ground turkey and cook for about 10 minutes until turkey is fully cooked and brown; stir frequently and continuously break large chunks of  turkey into smaller pieces.
4. Stir in bell peppers, pepper flakes, spices and thyme.
5. Add cooked rice and cilantro to turkey mixture and mix well.
7. Add salt pepper to taste.

Nutrition per serving: 240 Cals; 17g Carb; 11g Fat; 18g Protein
Nutrition calculated using the MyFitnessPal Recipe Importer

Image courtesy Robyn Burgess (runawayapricot.com).

 

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