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Turkey taco rice in a bowl.

Turkey Taco Rice Skillet

  • Author: Kelli Avila
  • Prep Time: 00:05
  • Cook Time: 00:35
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4-6 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: One Pot


Units Scale
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 cup chunky tomato salsa
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1-1/2 cups long-grain white rice, rinsed well
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 3 cups chicken broth or water
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican cheese
  • Cilantro, for serving
  • Fresh lime, for serving
  • Additional salsa, for serving


  1. Heat oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add ground turkey. Cook until no pink remains, about 5-7 minutes.
  2. Add in salsa, salt, garlic powder, chili powder, oregano, and cumin, and cook for 1 minute, until the spices are fragrant.
  3. Add the rice, beans, corn and chicken broth to the skillet and stir together until combined.
  4. Increase the heat to bring the liquid up to a boil, then cover the skillet with a tight-fitting and lower the heat to low. Cook for 20 minutes.
  5. Shut off the heat, sprinkle the top of the rice with the cheese, and return the cover to the skillet and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  6. Serve with cilantro, fresh lime wedges and additional salsa, if desired.

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