Saturday, November 28, 2015

Yummy Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

The Thanksgiving feast is over, however, with cold weather upon us, what could be better than Turkey Soup.  I posted this photo on FaceBook and I've gotten requests for the recipe.  So.... here it is.

This year I didn't want noodles, I wanted rice, and I didn't want white rice, I wanted wild rice.  So, the inspiration for my soup was wild rice, and what better use of turkey bones than soup.  I've got to tell you, I didn't roast a turkey.  We were invited to spend Thanksgiving with our neighbors, Marsha and Michael.  I did bring mashed potatoes and gravy and a pie.  To make the gravy I purchased turkey wings and cooked them first in the oven (425 degrees for 45 minutes) with carrots, onions and celery.  I then put the wings and vegetables into a large stock pot and simmered them for hours and hours.  I then strained the juices, discarded the vegetables and removed the meat from the bones.  (I couldn't believe how much turkey meat I pulled from those bones.)

Sound like a lot of work?  Not really, but here's the easier way, use left over turkey and either turkey broth or chicken broth.  Below is the easy way....

2/3 cup Wild Rice
2 cups of water.

I cooked the rice according to package directions.  It takes about 55 minutes.  I think there is also an instant wild rice blend if you don't want to invest 55 minutes.  Set the rice aside.

1 TBL butter
1 TBL olive oil
1/2 cup diced onions
1 cup sliced carrots
1/4 cup celery

In a stock pot or large pot, simmer the onions, carrots and celery in the butter and olive oil.  Until the onions are translucent.

4 to 5 cups turkey or chicken stock

Add the stock to the vegetable mixture and simmer until the carrots are nearly fully cooked.  It takes about 20 minutes.

2 cups diced turkey

Add the turkey to the mixture and heat to boiling.

Salt and Pepper - season to taste.

 Add the cooked  wild rice to the pot and bring the mixture to a boil.  If your soup needs more liquid add additional stock.

This soup is very hearty and a great way to use left over chicken or turkey.  I served the soup with a crusty roll.

Enjoy and let me know how you like this soup.

This is as crafty as I am this weekend.

Hugs from my world to yours,
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy

1 comment:

  1. Always nice to have other things to use the turkey in.

    Hope you are having a nice weekend. Sue


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