Sunday, October 27, 2013


Fall = football, colorful leaves, & comfort food, right?  One problem…most comfort food isn't healthy, & involves casseroles, which I don’t make.  Tonight I whipped up a 1-pot rice concoction out of what was in the fridge, & it was a hit with me, my husband, my baby, & even the cat was begging for some.  The picture doesn't do the dish justice.  If you like turkey & rice casserole, give this lighter version a try.  While you won’t find cream-of-anything soup or cheese in it, you will find flavor & a satisfying, healthy, hearty meal.  What’s more comforting than that?

Yield – 2 large servings
1 cup
Dry brown rice

3 cups
Liquid (I used vegetable stock.  Chicken or turkey stock would be good, or if you use water, add some salt to the recipe.)
Cloves garlic, minced
Small onion, diced
Large carrot, diced (~1 cup)
Celery stalks, diced (~1 cup)
Head of broccoli, cut into bite sized pieces (use frozen to save time)
Cooked turkey breast, diced (mine was leftover from a store-bought roast turkey breast from last night’s dinner, ~2 cups)
1 tsp
Dried sage
1 tsp
Dried thyme
Bay leaves
½ Tbsp
Butter, or use 1 Tbsp olive oil

1.  Sauté the garlic & onion in the butter in a medium sized pot (I used a Dutch oven).  After a minute or two, add the celery, carrot, sage, & thyme.  Sauté for a minute or two.
2.  Add the rice, mix well, & sauté a minute or two
3.  Add the broth and bay leaves, & bring to a boil.  Reduce to a simmer, & add the turkey & broccoli.  Cook covered for 40 minutes, or until all of the liquid has been absorbed & the rice is soft.  (Use less liquid if you prefer drier rice.  This dish will yield moist, risotto-like rice).

·        Serve as is for a delicious main dish
·        Blend for a savory meal for baby (my 9.5 month old loved it)
·        Make a larger batch & dinner is taken care of for a few nights

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