Cajun Style Red Beans and Rice with Turkey



1 c long-grain white rice, uncooked

1 tbsp vegetable oil

1 c chopped onion

1/2 c chopped celery

1/2 Medium green bell pepper, seeded and chopped (about 1/2 c)

3 Cloves fresh garlic, minced

2 (15-oz) cans mild red beans in chili sauce, undrained

1 tsp ground cumin

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp hot pepper sauce

2 c COOKED TURKEY, chopped

2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley



Cook rice according to package directions.

Heat oil in large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, celery, bell peppers and garlic; cook 7 minutes, or until tender, stirring frequently.

Add beans, cumin, salt and hot pepper sauce; mix well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover with lid. Simmer 10 minutes.

Stir in turkey; cook, uncovered, 5 minutes, or until heated through, stirring occasionally.

Add parsley to rice; mix lightly. Spoon rice onto serving platter and top with bean mixture.