Makes 8-10 servings
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Turkey Jambalaya is a quick and tasty one-dish meal, and a great way to use leftover turkey. The mushrooms are rich in B Vitamins and minerals. The artichokes are a great source of Vitamin C and fiber
- 1 lb. turkey sausage or low-fat sausage
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
- 2 (6 oz.) packages long grain and wild rice mix
- 1 1/2 lbs. cooked, diced turkey breasts or thighs (or chicken)
- 1 (14 oz.) can artichoke hearts, quartered
- 1/2 cup chopped green onions (scallions)
Cut sausage into pieces and brown in large pot coated with nonstick cooking spray. Add onions and mushrooms, cooking until tender. Drain off any excess grease. Add wild rice, seasoning packet and water to sausage mixture and cook according to package directions. Add turkey and artichoke hearts, tossing gently. Top with chopped green onions.
Nutritional information per serving
Calories 366, Protein (g) 36, Carboyhydrate (g) 35, Fat (g) 9, Saturated Fat (g) 3, Dietary Fiber (g) 3, Cholesterol (mg) 95, Sodium (mg) 979.
Recipe courtesy of Eating Well Through Cancer