This easy and comforting rice casserole is made with leftover turkey, Carolina® White Rice, yogurt sauce and whole wheat crackers for a delicious and lighter version of a classic. This tasty dish was created by Christine McMichael at Jar of Lemons.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Place the cooked rice in a casserole dish.
Add in the peas and carrots.
Add in the cooked turkey.
Mix the rice, vegetables, and turkey together.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the yogurt, broth, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
Pour the sauce over the casserole dish and mix.
Add 1/2 of the shredded cheese and mix.
Top the casserole with the remaining cheese and crumbled whole wheat crackers.
Bake for about 20-25 minutes (or until cheese is melted and everything is hot).
Step 11-Serve and enjoy!
Make the rice the day before for the best texture.
Spray the casserole dish with a little bit of oil before adding in the ingredients to prevent sticking.
Store this Turkey Rice Casserole in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week or the freezer for up to 3 months!
Oven-baked casseroles are great for any occasion, whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner! After you toss everything together, simply bake and let the oven do the work for you. This rice and turkey casserole is essentially a one-pan meal, ready to enjoy in just 30 minutes. Save it for the perfect weeknight dinner or enjoy for an easy meal after the holidays.
And, as it uses cooked rice and turkey, it’s great for using up leftovers from your recent Thanksgiving or other holiday meal. Make this dish work for you! If you have roasted chicken or pork instead of turkey, simply swap it in or use frozen peas and carrots if you don’t have the canned variety on hand. If you only have brown rice in the cabinet, follow the cooking instructions and swap it in for the white rice.
If you’ve still got some turkey or other food in the fridge make sure to check out our full list of Leftover Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas. Or, double up the ingredients and make two casseroles and save one in the freezer for later, up to 3 months. You can even change up the flavor and try this Southwest Chicken and Rice Casserole and swap in turkey for the chicken.