Turkey Rice Stew

"Turkey meatballs stay light by poaching in this rice-thickened stew instead of browning in fat."
I Made it Rate it Share Print
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.


45 m servings 255 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 255 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 1.8 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.4g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 30.5 g
  • 61%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 86 mg
  • 29%
  • Sodium:
  • 738 mg
  • 30%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

See full nutrition

Nutritional Information

1 Serving
Servings Per Recipe:
Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


  • Ready In

  1. In a 4- to 5-quart pan over high heat, combine the broth, onion, rice, carrot, and celery. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer broth mixture 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix turkey, bread crumbs, parsley, egg, thyme, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper.
  3. Increase heat under broth mixture to high and drop turkey mixture, 1 tablespoon at a time, into the pan. Bring the soup to a boil again, reduce heat to low, cover pan, and simmer until meatballs are no longer pink in the center (cut to test) and rice is just tender to bite, 8 to 10 minutes longer. Add peas and stir until hot, about 2 minutes. Add salt to taste. Ladle into soup bowls.


  • Reprinted with permission of Sunset(R) magazine. All rights reserved.


Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive

Easy to make, healthy and filling....could feed an army. Was great in bread bowls, and our lunch guests LOVED it!!!!

I loved this soup. I agree the meatballs were too big. I ended up breaking it into smaller pieces so I could have a piece of turkey in every bite. I used italian bread crumbs and garlic salt for...

I was VERY surprised by this recipe. I thought it was going to be pretty good, but it was delicious! I made if for a friend who just had a baby, and I had to stop myself from eating all! High...

Wonderful!! Added a diced zucchini instead of peas because that's what I had on hand. Meatballs were too big for my taste so next time I'll either make them smaller or cut them. I used brown ...

Great recipe! It was filling but guilt-free. And even better on the second day!

Ditto on previous review...Easy, healthy, filling and absolutely delicious! Another keeper for my recipe box!

Other stories that may interest you