Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

8 reviews, 4 star(s). 88% would make again

Ready in 1 hour

A great way to use up leftovers of your holiday turkey.

Tip: I often carve leftovers of a turkey on a large cutting board near the stove, with 1 large stockpot on the stove for this soup (second best pieces), 1 plastic storage container bound for the fridge (best pieces), and 1 stockpot to make turkey stock (bones and carcass, and otherwise unsalvagable pieces). Makes sorting much easier, and you end up with 3 usable dishes with nothing wasted.


2 cups turkey; white and dark meat, shredded to 1/2 inch
3 quarts chicken stock or turkey stock
1 carrot; diced to 1/4 inch
2/3 cup wild rice
2 potatoes; diced to 1/4 inch
2 tablespoons thyme
1 tablespoon Salt
Freshly ground pepper; to taste
1/2 cup cream; optional

Original recipe makes 12



Place stock in a large stockpot, and bring to a low simmer. Do not bring it to a rapid boil. Add potatoes, wild rice an carrots, simmer covered for 30 minutes. Add remaining ingredients (except cream) and simmer for another 15-30 minutes, or remove from heat to cool for storage in the fridge. Try this with a little cream mixed in, or straight up if you prefer clear broth (pictured). Optional green additions: peas, green beans, italian parsley, and more.

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This is Turkey and Wild Rice Soup with the cream. Very Delicious! My 2 y/o ate 3 bowls. I also added celery.


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Excellent soup!! Very easy - will definitely make again.
Mamalang 2y ago

Fabulous recipe. Used leftover turkey from Xmas and brown, long grain wild rice ... Added yellow onion ... Delish!! Took over an hour to make - rice needed more time. A soup we'd totally make again!
ElleApps 4y ago

Very easy to make! I added peas. Good taste, but the Thyme was a little overwhelming. I used whole grain brown rice bc I had no wild rice in my pantry. Next time I make it, I will only use 2 TBSP of thyme & 1/2 of salt...maybe celery. I will definitely make it again!
Groovymamma78 4y ago

Omg this sounds amazing I can't wait till gobble gobble day so I can make it. Thank u for sharing
KimberleysCreations 4y ago

Make with the left over turkey after Thanksgiving, was a big hit. Delicious!
debbieatownsend 6y ago

[I posted this recipe.]
stevemur 8y ago

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