Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Act II Part II: Creamy Parmesan One Pot Turkey and Rice

Creamy Parmesan One Pot Turkey and Rice

Cook's Notes: An easy weekday meal that uses one pot to cook rice and turkey in a buttery broth then mixed with cream and Parmesan cheese for a delicious dinner. Chicken can be substituted for turkey and long grain white rice for wild rice blend. The recipe serves four and was adapted from
  • 3 cups cooked turkey, diced
  • 2 Tb. butter
  • 1 cup sweet onions, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. each Italian seasoning and parsley flakes
  • 3 cups chicken broth, low sodium
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 1 cup mushrooms, diced
  • 1-1/2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup dry wild rice blend (I used Lundberg brand) or long grain white rice

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2-3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and mushrooms and cook for 2-3 minutes, until beginning to soften. Add in garlic and saute 2 minutes. 
  • Add cooked turkey, seasonings, broth, cider,rice and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer until rice is cooked 20-30 minutes. Add water if more liquid is needed. Add in broccoli, cream and Parmesan cheese. Mix well and cook uncovered 3-5 minutes until broccoli slightly wilted. 
  • Serve immediately.

St. Kateri Teckakwitha 
She is the first Native American to be declared a Saint. 
St. Kateri was canonized on 10/21/2012 by Pope Benedict Her feast day is July 14. She is the patroness of the environment and ecology as is St. Francis of Assisi.
Kateri was born near the town of Auriesville, New York, in the year 1656. Tekakwitha is the name she was given by her Mohawk people. It translates to "She who bumps into things."
Kateri was the daughter of a Mohawk warrior. She was four years old when her mother died of smallpox. The disease also attacked Kateri and transfigured her face. She was adopted by her two aunts and an uncle. She refused to marry and converted to Christianity as a teenager. She was baptized at the age of twenty and incurred the great hostility of her tribe for becoming Christian. Although she had to suffer greatly for her Faith, she remained firm in it.

Kateri went to the new Christian colony of Indians in Canada. Here she lived a life dedicated to prayer, penitential practices, and care for the sick and aged. Every morning, even in bitterest winter, she stood before the chapel door until it opened at four and remained there until after the last Mass. She was devoted to the Eucharist and to Jesus.

She died on April 17, 1680 at the age of twenty-four. Immediately after her death it was reported people noticed a physical change. Her face that had been so marked and swarthy, suddenly changed and became beautiful and so white Later Kateri became known as the "Lily of the Mohawks". Devotion to Kateri is responsible for establishment of Native American ministries in Catholic Churches all over the United States and Canada. Kateri was declared venerable by the Catholic in 1943 and she was Beatified in 1980. Hundreds of thousands have visited shrines to Kateri erected at both St, Francis Xavier and Caughnawaga and at her birth place at Auriesville, New York. Pilgrimages at these sites continue today.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a good comfort food. I just made chicken wild rice soup last weekend.


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