Saturday, September 8, 2007

Crockpot ITalian Turkey with Rice

Crockpot Italian Turkey Rice Dinner (8 Points)

Makes 4 servings

3 med. carrots, shredded (2 cups)
2 med. stalks celery, sliced (1 cup)
1 small red bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/2 tsp. dried basil leaves
1/3 cup water4 turkey thighs (8-12 oz. each), skin removed
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 cup uncooked regular long-grain rice
1 tsp. dried oregano leaves
1/3 cup shredded Italian-stylesix-cheese blend or mozzarella cheese (2 oz.)

Mix carrots, celery, bell pepper, basil and water in 3 1/2-4 qt. Slowcooker. Sprinkle turkey with salt and pepper; place on vegetable mixture.
Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 7 hrs. Remove turkey thighs. Stir rice and oregano into vegetable mixture; return turkey to slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW about 1 hr. or until rice is tender. Remove turkey thighs. Stir cheese into rice mixture until melted. Serve with turkey.
Per serving: cal 370, fat 9g, sat fat 4g, chol 165mg, sod 810mg, carb 27g, fiber 2g, prot 47g Points: 8

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