This hearty one-skillet dinner is loaded with celery, kale, tomatoes and quick-cooking brown rice. It's easy to make the recipe vegetarian by substituting smoked tofu for the turkey.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2012


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  • Heat oil in a large, ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add leeks and celery and cook, stirring frequently, until beginning to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Add kale and tomatoes and cook, stirring, until the kale begins to wilt, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in cottage cheese, rice, turkey (or tofu), water and pepper. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook for 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler.

  • Stir the rice mixture, increase the heat to medium and cook, uncovered, until most of the liquid has evaporated, 10 to 12 minutes. Spread cheese on top. Broil until the cheese is bubbling, 2 to 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

266 calories; protein 18.1g; carbohydrates 25.5g; dietary fiber 4.5g; sugars 6g; fat 10.9g; saturated fat 4.5g; cholesterol 32.6mg; vitamin a iu 7702.5IU; vitamin c 40mg; folate 51.2mcg; calcium 256.3mg; iron 2.3mg; magnesium 69.5mg; potassium 596.3mg; sodium 572.8mg; thiamin 0.8mg.

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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 4 stars
easy and delicious! After you make your mis en place you should have no problem putting this dish can use any cheese you want but make sure you watch it in the oven for the cheese can crisp up quickly! Also cooking times vary especially if you want your vegetables to be crisp or softer. Get creative with your proteins! Pros: very healthy Cons: lots of chopping and prep Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Wonderful full of flavor Made this tonight and with the first bite I thought I would have to have more than one serving but because you get so much and it is so hearty I certainly didn't get a second helping!! Also never used kale before and got to say that it is really good. Definitely will make again!! Pros: Great flavor Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Healthy and delicious--what more could you want? Loved this recipe! I smoked my own turkey loin which cuts down on the salt and ends up being much more flavorful than deli meat. Also used left-over real brown rice rather than instant. Pros: Toothsome variety of texture and flavor uses KALE! Cons: takes a bit of time to make Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made this tonight and it is DELICIOUS! I didn't have instant rice so had to use slow cooking white rice. I simply cooked it by itself using chicken broth for a little extra flavor. I also added some garlic salt to the main dish after it was all put together. Husband loved it! Thank you! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Dee licious and Healthy YUMMY. couldnt find kale so used swiss chard. also used quinoa instead of the rice but its ALL GOOOOOOD! Pros: did i mention delicious and healthy Cons: none Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Pretty good! Great recipe for a weeknight warm and comforting. I used precooked brown rice so I shouldn't have added the extra water. Also added some dried oregano and garlic salt. Pros: Fast and Easy Cons: A little bland Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delish easy and quick! This bake is so perfect for an easy weeknight meal after a long day! I used smoked tofu red Russian kale and cooked the rest per the recipe. It took me only about 30 minutes total time so it was on the table fast. Will be making again. A great way to eat more kale! Pros: Quick one-pot easy clean-up tasty flavor Cons: My skillet was too small Read More
Rating: 3 stars
As written in the above recipe is the smoked turkey from the deli like smoked lunchmeat? I make a recipe very similar to this using smoked turkey parts neck is best! I use different grains each time I make it usually the same veggies plus whatever is beginning to show it's age in the crisper! Always delish. Have you tried the big bag of mixed greens at Ralph's? Turnip mustard kale etc. they are great for most any type of dish!raf Read More