Creamy Orzo and Turkey Supper

This one pot meal is creamy and combines the sweet taste of peas and Ontario turkey with the snappy spice of curry. Letting the mixture stand for 5 minutes really helps bring the flavour and texture to its peak.

2 tsp (10 mL) canola oil
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp (15 mL) curry powder
1 tsp (5 mL) dried thyme leaves
1 cup (250 mL) orzo
2 1/2 cups (625 mL) turkey or vegetable broth
2 cups (500 mL) chopped cooked Ontario turkey
1 cup (250 mL) frozen peas, thawed
1/2 cup (125 mL) diced red bell pepper
1/3 cup (75 mL) light herb and garlic cream cheese

In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat and cook onion, garlic, curry powder and thyme for about 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in orzo to coat. Add broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 8 minutes or until orzo is tender but firm. Stir in turkey, peas, pepper and cream cheese and remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and turkey is heated through. Stir well before serving.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes

Per serving: About 272 cal, 21 g pro, 5 g total fat (2 g sat fat), 34 g carb, 3 g fibre, 54 mg chol, 329 mg sodium. %RDI: iron 21%, calcium 8%, vit A 19%, vit C 45%

Source: Ontario Turkey (


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