Fruited Turkey And Wild Rice

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 236


* See note below.
2 3/4 cups water boiling
1 1/2 cups mixed dried fruit diced (about 6 oz.)
1 cup onion chopped
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 (6-ounce) package white rice long grain and wild mix*
3 teaspoons chicken bouillon
2 (6-ounce) packages turkey breast tenderloin cooked sliced, cut in 1-inch pieces (about 1
1/3 cup walnuts coarsely chopped


* 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.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 236
Calories from Fat: 85

This Fruited Turkey And Wild Rice recipe is from the Make Ahead Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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