Turkey Rice Stew Recipe - Allrecipes.com
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Turkey Rice Stew

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"Turkey meatballs stay light by poaching in this rice-thickened stew instead of browning in fat."

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  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.
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Oct 09, 2003

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

Nov 21, 2004

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 more flavorful meatballs.


8 Ratings

Nov 18, 2004

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! Highly recommend for a chilly night.

Jan 15, 2004

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 rice and it was great. Even better the next day but had to add a little more broth at the last minute because the rice soaks up the "soup" part! Thanks!

Jul 02, 2005

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

Nov 19, 2003

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


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  • Calories
  • 255 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 90 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 1.8 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 2.6 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 30.5 g
  • 61%
  • Sodium
  • 738 mg
  • 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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