Turnaround Turkey and Rice Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Turnaround Turkey and Rice Recipe
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Turnaround Turkey and Rice

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"By using leftover cooked turkey, this recipe not only tastes great but it is also quick enough for a weeknight treat."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add celery and onion and cook for 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add cooked turkey.
  2. Blend water, Gravy Mix, milk, flour and Season-All; pour over turkey mixture. Stir. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Serve over rice.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 15, 2005

I was a skeptic but with several pounds of leftover turkey, I was willing to try this recipe. It was quick and tasty. Heating the turkey in the onion/butter mix was just the ticket to removing that "day old" refrigerated taste I find turkey gets. I also added parsley to add some colour as another reviewer suggested. Finally, I didn't have turkey gravy so I used a tin of Campbell's chicken broth and omitted the water called for. It turned out creamy and good!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 12, 2007

OK I guess. Very easy & healthy, but bland. My little girl ate it, but a little grudgingly. I would advise adding some spices to liven it up.


23 Ratings

Jan 05, 2004

I hate to say this because it may scare away some perspective users but this was a classic cafeteria meal to me and I LOVED IT! It was a gooey turkey and gravy stew that tasted great over white rice. Nothing fancy but great comfort food.

Dec 28, 2006

A fantastic blend of flavors.

Dec 28, 2007

sorry McCormicks, but I changed things around a bit, due to what I had on hand. Made this last year, prior to the holidays; using 2 skinless / boneless chicken breasts, cubed & lightly browned. I sauted 4 chopped stalks of celery & a small amt of chopped sweet onion in a small amt of canola oil, then added the chicken, along with a dash or two of poultry seasoning. Added a can of turkey gravy, and leftover peas and corn I had in the fridge. Tummy's that are sensitive to spices & onions should have no problems and those, like myself with high blood pressure to lower the sodium and bit. Plus the extra celery helps combat the sodium side effects. Hope someone finds this version tasty and helpful. :)

Oct 13, 2005

This was actually pretty delicious! I added a chopped carrot to the celery and onion, doubled the turkey, and then threw in some parsley (which, with the carrot, added some colour to an otherwise "brown" meal) and then served it over wild rice. Yum! My brother was over for dinner, and he said it was fabulous. Very comforting food, warm and savoury!

Sep 08, 2006

This was tasty! I added more turkey, because 1 cup wasn't going to fly at my house. I also added chopped carrots to the celery and onion saute and added some frozen peas at the very end. If time is short, I'll bet you could just add some frozen mixed vegtables at the end and it would still taste great.

May 02, 2006

I enjoyed this for a quick fix weeknight meal, especially since we had leftover turkey meat. I had never tried 'packet' gravy before and I'm not too keen on it. Pretty good recipe for leftovers, but not for guests.


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  • Calories
  • 164 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 43 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 11.6 g
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 754 mg
  • 30%

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

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