Nov 21, 2010

Creamy Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

When you are looking for something wonderful to do with all of your leftover turkey then I would highly recommend this soup.  The first time I made it I made it with chicken, and after our Thanksgiving feast I decided to use the rest of the leftover turkey and make this!

Creamy Turkey and Wild Rice Soup
4 cups chicken broth
2 cups water
2 cups left over turkey shredded
1  cup wild rice
1/4 cup chopped carrot
1/4 cup celery chopped
1/2 onion chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon of thyme
1/4 teaspoon parsley
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter
2 cups heavy cream
olive oil
     In a large pot heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot, celery and garlic and saute until onions are translucent about 5 minutes,stirring frequently. Add thyme, parsley, pepper and salt. combine broth, water and turkey. Bring just to boiling, then stir in rice, cover and turn down to medium heat let cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
     In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Reduce heat to low, then stir in flour mixture by tablespoons, to form a roux. Whisk in cream, a little at a time, until fully incorporated and smooth. Cook until thickened, 5 minutes.
Stir cream mixture into broth and rice. Cook over medium heat until heated through, 10 to 15 minutes.


A Feast for the Eyes said...

I love any kind of soup. They are so comforting, and turkey & rice is one of my faves. Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm glad I got to bring memories of Texas back to you!

Melinda said...

The heavy cream would really make this a rich and delicious soup! Yum!

Lisa @ akawest said...

That sounds very yummy. Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

Faith, we are a family of soup lovers, so I know this recipe would be a hit with my family. It sounds delicious. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Merut said...

This looks creamy good! I've never had a soup with rice and turkey, but it obviously makes a great combination. Thanks for sharing!

Kathleen said...

This soup sounds wonderfully delicious!

aggieam01 said...

ohmygosh. This looks and sounds so perfect. I HAVE to try to make this.