Last week Design Mom featured a photograph of this delicious looking Mexican inspired dinner. At first glance I thought, what working mom has time to make a dish that looks like that. After reading the recipe, I felt less intimidated and more hungry. So I added it to my dinner menu for the week.
2 cups uncooked brown rice
1 bunch fresh cilantro
1 1/2 lbs ground turkey
1 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon garlic powder
salt & pepper to taste
4 cups salsa (I used Kirkland organic salsa from Costco)
1-2 avocados, chopped
1-2 red peppers, chopped
1-2 ripe mangoes, chopped
fresh cilantro for garnish
Start your brown rice in a pot on the stove, or in a rice maker and cook according to package directions. Next, add ground turkey and chopped onion to a large saute pan. Add garlic powder and salt and pepper. When the turkey is browned, add 4 cups of salsa. Bring the salsa to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes. In the meantime, chop the cilantro, pepper, avocado, and mango. When the rice is done, simply stir in almost all of the fresh cilantro, leaving just enough to garnish each dish.
* I served mine with black beans also. Let me just say my dish looked NOTHING like the picture. I simply scooped a helping of rice on our plates then scooped the meat sauce on top of that. And let everyone do their own toppings. You could also make things easier by chopping your onion, red pepper, mango, and cilantro ahead of time and put them in containers for when your ready.
This was delicious! I will absolutely be making this again and highly recommend you try it also.