Cajun Crescent Turnovers

"Ok if you like kind of spice food of side this greatly compliments a nice seafood or crawfish gumbo dinner... Enjoy"
photo by Dreamer in Ontario photo by Dreamer in Ontario
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Ready In:
8 turnovers




  • For filling:

  • Saute onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic and mushrooms in butter until tender and mushrooms have released some liquid.
  • Add rice and water.
  • Stir. Add Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, garlic powder, cayenne, and creole seasoning; Mix well.
  • Bring to a boil, cover tightly, simmer for 10 minutes.
  • For DOUGH:

  • While rice is simmering, preheat oven to 375°F
  • Separate crescent rolls into rectangles. Seal the seams in each rectangle by pressing the dough together.
  • Place rice mixture (turnovers are easier to shape if rice is chilled) in the center of each rectangle.
  • Fold dough over and press with a fork to seal the edges.
  • Beat egg, garlic powder and garlic salt.
  • Brush the tops of turnovers with beaten egg mixture.
  • Place on lightly greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake 12-13 minutes.

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  1. Dreamer in Ontario
    I would have rated this with 5 stars but I think there is a problem with the ratio and quantity of rice to water. I've prepared this recipe using 2/3 cup rice and 1 1/3 cup water. I still ended up with more filling than I could use. The flavour of these turnovers is wonderful. Printessa, if you let me know of a recipe correction or if I've made a mistake please advise me and I'll change the rating. Made for PAC Fall '08


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