This colorful, Latin inspired dish is for the spice lovers because it is made with a homemade green chili that def delivers a little bit of heat.
Heat oil in a large Dutch oven or ovenproof saucepan set over medium-high heat; cook turkey, and 1 tsp each salt and pepper for 10 to 12 minutes or until browned. Transfer to a bowl.
In the same pan, cook onion, poblano pepper, celery, serrano peppers, garlic, cumin, oregano, cayenne, and remaining salt and pepper for 5 to 8 minutes or until tender.
Stir in broth, tomatillos, water, pinto beans, green chilies and brown sugar; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook for 10 minutes. Stir in rice and reserved turkey. Cover and reduce heat to low; cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.
Meanwhile preheat broiler. Sprinkle cheese over chili; broil for 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbling.
Sprinkle with green onions and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.
Serve with avocado, diced tomatoes and sour cream if desired.
Turkey and the holiday season go hand in hand and for good reason! It’s a versatile meat that pairs well with many different sides and can be shred or cooked in sausage form to be used as an ingredient in many different types of dishes. From salads to casseroles to convenient one-pot skillets and even in a breakfast dish, it’s about impossible to go wrong with this winning combination.
Pair it with your favorite Mahatma® Rice and you’ve got the perfect base to create whatever type of meal you are craving, any time. This delicious Spicy Green Chili Rice with Turkey is loaded with flavor because it is made with homemade green chili, cheese, celery, and fluffy Mahatma® White Rice. You certainly won’t be hungry any time soon after enjoying this hearty, Latin-inspired dish.
Continue discovering classic recipes from Latin America by trying this Arroz con Leche Colombian recipe next! Or, If you want to explore more savory rice dishes, we recommend you try this Paella Spanish Rice dish recipe.
If you find yourself with more leftover turkey than expected, recipes like this one are a delicious way to repurpose it saving you time on cooking and ensuring you don’t let any of it go to waste simply because you are tired of the same old leftovers.
And if you find yourself on the other side of things and just can’t handle any more turkey meals for a while, try this delicious recipe by substituting the ground turkey with pork or chicken for some different, but still entirely tasty, different flavors.
Substitute chicken or pork for turkey if desired.