Total Calories: 236
* Preparation Time: 35 minutes Storage Time: Up to 24 hours Heating Time: 30 to 40 minutes In a small bowl, pour boiling water over dried fruit. Let stand for 10 minutes to soften drain fruit well, reserving liquid.
Meanwhile, in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat, saute onion in butter or margarine until tender. Stir in rice and cook until rice is golden and clear. Add reserved 2 cups liquid and bouillon granules. Bring to a full boil reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 25 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat.
Stir in turkey and reserved fruit. Place in a 1 1/2 -quart casserole. Cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours.
Bell: Bake casserole, covered, in a preheated 350° oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until heated through.
Stir in nuts and serve.
*If rice mix contains a seasoning packet, add seasonings to rice when adding reserved liquid.
Note: Leftover cooked turkey, chicken, ham, pork roast or shrimp can also be used. If you prefer, leave out meat and serve as a side dish with pork chops or Cornish game hens or use as a stuffing for poultry.
Freezer Storage: Cooked mixture can be frozen up to 2 months. Bake as above but bake for 45 to 60 minutes, stirring after 30 minutes. Stir in nuts and serve.
Microwave Heating: Place refrigerated mixture in a 1 1/2 -quart microwavable casserole. Cover with a lid or plastic wrap, turning one corner back. Microwave at 100% power (700 watts) for 2 to 4 minutes or until heated through, stirring after 2 minutes.
Place frozen mixture in a 1 1/2 -quart microwavable casserole. Cover and microwave at 100% power for 5 to 6 minutes or until heated through, stirring after 3 minutes. Stir in nuts and serve.
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