Casseroles are one of the most convenient dishes anyone can make that are still incredibly flavourful and healthy, with many more recipes and variations to create. This one-pot meal can get you through busy days or events when you need to feed more than a few mouths.
This brussels sprouts and turkey rice casserole recipe is delicious and nutritious yet super easy to make. Read on to find out how to make it.
How to Make Brussels Sprouts and Turkey Rice Casserole
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings
- 1 cup white rice
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
- 1 lb. brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup diced red onion
- 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- Prepare rice according to package instructions.
- Meanwhile, in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, drizzle olive oil. Place the brussels sprouts trimmed and, cut-side down, fry until golden brown for about 3 minutes. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and sauté for 1 minute, then transfer to a plate.
- Return pan to medium-high heat, then add 1 tablespoon oil and brown the ground turkey. Using a spoon, break up the meat into medium-sized chunks. Add cloves of garlic (minced), diced red onion, and poultry seasoning; stir for 2 to 3 minutes. Whisk in flour until absorbed and stir in stock. Bring to a boil and simmer on low for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Stir in rice and brussels sprouts until warmed through. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and serve immediately.
- Instead of using butter for this recipe, keep it healthy and moist by using extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling right before it’s served. Add garlic as well as a garnish for an added kick.
- Casserole dinners offer the perfect solution to leftovers, so you can also add some extra ingredients to recipes like this one for new flavors.
- While frozen vegetables can still do the trick, they can also leave your casserole wet and mushy. Opt for fresh vegetables and drain out as much water from them as you can to keep the integrity of the casserole.
Casseroles are such a great time-saving meal that both taste great and feature carbs, veggies, and protein. Serve up this casserole when you’re looking to use different ingredients while keeping things simple and familiar for the whole family.
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