This One Pot Turkey and Rice is ready in less than 30 minutes and filled with everything you need for a complete meal, meat, vegetables, and rice!
One of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving is all the turkey I get to eat! That crispy skin and moist tender meat…yum!! My whole family loves it so we often make two turkeys so that there are lots of leftovers. Thanksgiving “dinner” is served in the late afternoon and then in the evening, we all head into the kitchen for round 2! Needless to say, I always pack up a big bowl full of leftovers to take home with me after Thanksgiving dinner and that means lots of awesome meals made with turkey like this super easy One Pot Turkey and Rice.
ONE POT TURKEY AND RICE!
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The dish couldn’t be any easier to make. It uses cooked turkey so it is really fast and simple to make on the fly. You start by sautéing some onions in butter, then you throw in a little rice, broth, and some garlic, salt & pepper for good measure. Cook everything for about 15 minutes then add the cooked turkey, green peppers, peas, and pimento, and cook until the rice is tender. So easy and so good! I love the addition of the pimento because it adds a lot of flavor and a beautiful pop of red to the dish. Besides the turkey, my favorite part is that this dish is a complete meal made in one pot so clean up is fast! Leftovers also heat up great for lunch the next day…but I’ll be honest I rarely have any because it’s just that good.
Using leftover turkey makes this recipe easy but don’t let the idea of cooking up a turkey stop you from making it. Once all of your turkey leftovers are gone this dish is just as good with cooked chicken breasts. One night when you are making chicken for dinner cook up a little extra and then make this simple one-pot meal later in the week.
- 2 Tbsp Butter
- 1 small Onion chopped
- ½ tsp Salt
- ¼ tsp Pepper
- ½ tsp Garlic minced
- 1 c Rice
- 2 ½ c Chicken broth
- 3 c Cooked Turkey cubed
- 1/2 Green Bell Pepper seeded and thinly sliced
- 1 c Peas frozen
- 2 ounce jar Chopped Pimento, drained
- Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, stirring frequently and cooking until tender, about 10 minutes.
- Add rice, broth, salt, pepper, and garlic to the onions. Mix well.
- Bring mixture to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cover cooking for 15 minutes.
- Add green peppers, peas, pimento, and cooked turkey. Place the cover back on and continue to cook for 10 minutes or until rice is tender.