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Turkey and Rice "Mice"

Meals for Happy, Healthy Kids

PHOTO Turkey & Rice Mice are shown in this file photo.
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Cuteness counts! Have a conversation with your kids about these critters, let them stick on the eyes, ears and tails, and see if they have an attitude adjustment toward brown rice and turkey!


  • 2 slices whole-wheat bread
  • 1 pound ground skinless turkey breast
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 4 sliced pitted black olives
  • Carrot slices and strips
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

    Place the bread in a food processor and pulse to make fine crumbs. Transfer the crumbs to a large bowl and add the turkey, rice, onion, ketchup and salt. Mix with your hands or a spoon until well blended. Form the mixture into 8 small oval loaves and place the loaves in a 9 × 13-inch baking pan. Pour the apple juice into the pan. Bake until the mice are cooked through, about 45 minutes.

    Remove the mice from the pan with a spatula. Press 2 olive slices into each for eyes and make ears and tails with carrot slices and strips.

    Per serving (1 "mouse"): 142 Cal, 1 g Fat, 0 g Sat Fat, 0 g Trans Fat, 47 mg Chol, 248 mg Sod, 13 g Carb, 1 g Fib, 19 g Prot, 18 mg Calc.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: whole wheat bread, turkey, brown rice, apple juice, carrots, olives

    Course: Dinner, Lunch, Party Platter, Snack

    More Info: Kids Friendly, Low Fat

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