Slow-Cooker Italian Turkey-Rice Dinner

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.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

8:20

Hrs:Mins

Makes

4

servings

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 oz 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 oz)
  1. 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.
  2. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 6 to 7 hours.
  3. 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.
  4. Remove turkey from cooker. Stir cheese into rice mixture until melted. Serve with turkey.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
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.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 480
    • (Calories from Fat 110),
  • Total Fat 12g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 235mg;
  • Sodium 860mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 27g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 65g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 8 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.