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Smoky Turkey and Saffron Red Rice in a bowl

Smoky Turkey and Saffron Red Rice

The distinct flavor of Saffron Red Rice is combined with ground turkey and green beans to create a delicious all-in-one meal.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Keyword easy dinner recipes, ground turkey recipes, rice, saffron
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 205kcal
Author Jenny


  • 2 cups uncooked basmati rice
  • 3 Tablespoons grape seed oil (you can use olive oil if you need)
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped white onion
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh minced garlic
  • 1 lb ground turkey breast
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 2 15 oz cans green beans drained
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp McCormick Gourmet Roasted Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp McCormick Gourmet Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp McCormick Gourmet garlic salt
  • 1 heaping tsp McCormick Gourmet Spanish Saffron threads


  • Cook rice according to package directions. 
  • Heat oil into a large 5 quart dutch oven or pot over medium heat.
  • Saute onions for 5 minutes or until translucent and softened. Stir in garlic and stir for 1 minute. 
  • Add turkey, salt, pepper and cook until cooked through and crumbled. 
  • Stir in green beans, rice, tomato sauce, cumin, paprika, garlic salt and saffron threads. Stir until well combined.
  • Taste and season according to your liking. Reduce heat to low until ready to serve.


Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 268mg | Potassium: 258mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg