Jerk-Seasoned Turkey with Black Beans and Yellow Rice

Stir the black beans into the rice just before serving so there's less chance of discoloration. For an extra pop of color and flavor, serve with a side of commercial peach salsa.


6 servings (serving size: 3 ounces turkey and 1 cup rice mixture)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Nutritional Information

Calories 267
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 5.1 g
Satfat 1 g
Monofat 2.6 g
Polyfat 1 g
Protein 32.2 g
Carbohydrate 27.2 g
Fiber 4.2 g
Cholesterol 45 mg
Iron 2.3 mg
Sodium 654 mg
Calcium 34 mg


4 teaspoons salt-free Jamaican jerk seasoning for chicken and fish, divided
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
2 (3/4-pound) turkey tenderloins
4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
Cooking spray
3 cups finely chopped onion (about 1 1/2 large)
1 cup uncooked basmati rice
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
2 cups fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup water
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Combine 1 tablespoon jerk seasoning and 1/2 teaspoon salt; sprinkle evenly over both sides of turkey.

3. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add turkey to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Place turkey on a rack in a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 30 minutes or until a thermometer registers 165°. Remove turkey from oven; cover loosely, and let stand 5 minutes. Cut turkey across grain into thin slices.

4. While turkey cooks, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add onion to pan, and sauté 8 minutes or until tender. Stir in rice, remaining 1 teaspoon jerk seasoning, and turmeric; sauté 2 minutes. Add broth, 1/2 cup water, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Stir in beans and cilantro. Serve rice mixture with turkey.


Young Chefs can:

Drain and rinse beans in strainer

Sprinkle seasoning mixture over turkey


Older Chefs can:

Measure uncooked rice

Help stir beans and cilantro into rice