Turkey–Basmati Rice Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 35 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Nutrition Info
This hearty salad has pops of fresh crunchy textures from the vegetables and herbs, with turkey cutlets for added protein. Indian essentials like curry and chutney add sweet, savory notes and help bring everything together.



  1. Heat 2 teaspoons vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in the rice and 1 teaspoon curry powder, then add 1 1/2 cups water and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce the heat to low. Cook until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and transfer to a large bowl. Let cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk the lime juice, mango chutney, 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper in a small bowl. Season the turkey with salt, pepper and the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder on both sides. Toss with 1 tablespoon of the chutney dressing. Let marinate 10 minutes.
  3. Heat 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add half the turkey; cook until golden, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side. Add the remaining 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil to the skillet and cook the remaining turkey. Chop the turkey into bite-size pieces.
  4. Toss the rice with the remaining chutney dressing, the cucumbers, shallot, kale, pomegranate seeds and mint. Season with salt and pepper. Divide the rice salad among bowls and top with the turkey. Serve with more mango chutney.