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Costa Rican Turkey with Rice

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  Turkey breast halves 2 1⁄2 Pound (1 Half, 2 To 2 1/2 Pound)
  Onion 1 Large, finely chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced or pressed
  Canned diced green chiles 7 Ounce (1 Large Can)
  Tomatoes 2 Medium, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  Drained capers 2 Tablespoon
  Ground cumin 1 Teaspoon
  Dry oregano 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chicken broth 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Short grain white rice 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Cilantro leaves 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Lightly Packed)
  Salt To Taste

Rinse turkey, pat dry, and place in a 4-quart or larger electric slow cooker.
Distribute onion, garlic, chiles, and tomatoes over and around turkey.
Sprinkle with capers, cumin, and oregano; pour in broth.
Cover and cook at low setting until meat in thickest part is very tender when pierced (8 to 10 hours).
Carefully lift out turkey and let stand until cool enough to handle.
Meanwhile, skim and discard fat from cooking liquid; then stir in rice.
Increase cooker heat setting to high; cover and cook, stirring once or twice, until rice is almost tender to bite (30 to 35 minutes).
Remove and discard skin and bones from turkey; cut or tear meat into bite-size pieces.
Stir turkey and cilantro into rice mixture; cover and cook until heated through (about 10 more minutes).
Season to taste with salt.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
South American
Main Dish
Slow Cooked
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
645 Minutes
Ready In: 
650 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1362 Calories from Fat 373

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 41 g63.7%

Saturated Fat 11.1 g55.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 368.6 mg122.9%

Sodium 1514.2 mg63.1%

Total Carbohydrates 103 g34.4%

Dietary Fiber 9.1 g36.6%

Sugars 10.8 g

Protein 136 g271.1%

Vitamin A 28.3% Vitamin C 107.3%

Calcium 25.6% Iron 78.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Costa Rican Turkey With Rice Recipe