This is a wonderful use of leftover turkey or you could even use chicken. You may also want to add potato chips to the top for some crunch.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 2-quart casserole dish.

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  • Combine cooked rice, turkey, evaporated milk, Monterey Jack cheese, Cheddar cheese, mixed vegetables, onion, chopped green chiles, eggs, cilantro, and butter in a large bowl, stirring until thoroughly mixed. Pour into prepared casserole dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until casserole is set and top is golden brown, 45 to 50 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

460 calories; protein 28.7g; carbohydrates 27.6g; fat 26.2g; cholesterol 158.7mg; sodium 607.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2014
The mission of using this recipe was to try and use up leftovers. The only substitution we made was to use a cup of regular milk in place of evaporated milk. It turned out surprisingly well. Usually we cook with a lot of spices, but we just added some ground pepper to the top and my husband and I both went back for seconds. My one comment about the instructions was that I did not know whether to bake it with the lid on or off, and tried with the lid on. In 50 minutes, the casserole hadn't set, so I had to bake it another 20 with the lid off. I think in the future I would try this recipe with shredded potatoes rather than rice, just for the texture. Thanks for sharing, BABYPHAT55! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/05/2014
There were no spices. I used a can of corn because my husband does not eat peas. I topped it off with cubed hash browns and sprayed oil on them to insure browning. The reason I topped them was to keep the vegetables from drying out and becoming hard little nuggets in the dish. But I would make it again and my way. Read More
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35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2014
The mission of using this recipe was to try and use up leftovers. The only substitution we made was to use a cup of regular milk in place of evaporated milk. It turned out surprisingly well. Usually we cook with a lot of spices, but we just added some ground pepper to the top and my husband and I both went back for seconds. My one comment about the instructions was that I did not know whether to bake it with the lid on or off, and tried with the lid on. In 50 minutes, the casserole hadn't set, so I had to bake it another 20 with the lid off. I think in the future I would try this recipe with shredded potatoes rather than rice, just for the texture. Thanks for sharing, BABYPHAT55! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/05/2014
There were no spices. I used a can of corn because my husband does not eat peas. I topped it off with cubed hash browns and sprayed oil on them to insure browning. The reason I topped them was to keep the vegetables from drying out and becoming hard little nuggets in the dish. But I would make it again and my way. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2014
This was great however I added fresh broccoli and doubled the cheese. It still turned out great. I also used brown minute rice which I cooked first then added and everything turned out fine. Will make again when I have left over turkey! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2016
Turned out great- hubby loved it! I made as it was written except I used just peas - no mixed veggies because they weren't on hand. In the future I'd sauté the onions in butter (and maybe throw some celery in as well) before adding. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/25/2014
I am sorry but I did not like it. The rice absorbed most of the moisture causing it to be dry and not sticking together. Taste was o.k. I added salt and pepper to taste as there is non listed in the ingredients. Thank you for posting the recipe gave it an extra star. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/02/2017
A little bland but pretty good. Would at least add some spices next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2014
Family loved this. I didn't have evaporated milk so used ordinary milk and it worked just fine. I also added some seasonings - sage salt and pepper - to the mix. It was easy to prepare and really tasty! I will definitely be making this one regularly! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2014
This was great! I followed the recipe exactly and the only change I would make next time would be to sauté the onions prior to adding them as my husband does not like them crunchy. My son ate two bowls he loved it so much five starts from us! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2018
This was really tasty and a great way to use up leftovers. I didn't expect so much flavor. Used regular milk and Velveeta because I didn't have the cheeses on hand and still came out great. Will make this again. Read More
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