Fried Ground Turkey and Rice Burritos: A Surprisingly Heart-Healthy Meal Option
Fried foods aren’t typically associated with healthy recipes, but if done right, they aren’t as bad for you as you think. These Turkey and Brown Rice Fried Burritos are so indulgent, you might be temped to feel guilty about adding them to your diet, but you really don’t have to because we’ve taken a few steps to make them lower in sodium and fat. Using no-salt added spices, lean ground turkey instead of beef, brown rice, and just a bit of canola oil for quick frying makes these delicious fried burritos a healthier option to traditional recipes for this Mexican delight.
- 1 lb lean ground turkey
- 1 can low sodium tomato soup
- 1 pkg Mrs. Dash Taco Seasoning
- 1 cup precooked brown rice
- 1-4 oz can green chiles, undrained
- 1 cup water
- ¼ cup red onion
- 4 flour tortillas
- 5 tbsp canola oil
- Cook lean ground turkey until almost done.
- Add chopped onion and cook until tender.
- Add tomato soup, Mrs. Dash Seasoning, water, and chiles, and heat over low heat for about 10 minutes.
- While meat mixture is simmering, cook brown rice according to package instructions.
- Mix rice in with meat mixture and remove from heat.
- In a large frying pan, heat the canola oil.
- Burrito wrap about 4-5 tbsp of the meat and rice mixture in each tortilla.
- Fry burritos over low-medium heat for about 3 minutes on each side, until nicely browned.
- Serve with a side of corn, homemade refried beans, and your favorite salad vegetables.
If you decide to double or triple the lean turkey and rice filling for this recipe, you can freeze it and use it for later. This filling makes a delicious party dip. Just heat it up, add cheese, and serve it with tortilla chips. It’s also perfect for stuffed peppers. Simply put the mixture in the gutted bell peppers and heat in the oven for 30 minutes for a delicious family meal.
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