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Wholesome hearty one pot leftover turkey wild rice soup is the most comforting way to use leftover turkey from Thanksgiving turkey dinner. So easy to make. | aheadofthyme.com

Leftover Turkey Wild Rice Soup


  • Author: Sam | Ahead of Thyme
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Wholesome hearty one pot leftover turkey wild rice soup is the most comforting way to use leftover turkey from Thanksgiving turkey dinner. So easy to make.


Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onionfinely chopped 
  • 1/2 cup celerychopped into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup carrotschopped into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thymefinely chopped 
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 cups cooked turkey, shredded or cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup wild rice, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup mushroomsfinely chopped 
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable stock powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley, finely chopped (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat for 2 minutes until sizzling hot. Add onion, celery, carrots, thyme and bay leaves, and sauté for 5 minutes until the vegetables are soft and fragrant.
  2. Add turkey, rice and mushrooms. Stir and cook for another 3 minutes. Add vegetable stock powder, salt, and pepper. Stir well to mix.
  3. Add water and bring soup to a boil, about 5 minutes. Cover the lid and turn down to medium-low heat. Simmer for 35 to 40 minutes until most of the wild rice is soft and popped.
  4. Remove the bay leaves and serve in soup bowls.  Sprinkle parsley on top to garnish, and squeeze some lemon juice if desired.

Notes

Equipment used: medium-large cooking pot (I used my 4 qt. dutch oven).

How to make it creamy: To make this soup creamy, stir in 1/2 cup of half and half cream at the end, after the soup is done simmering.

How to store: Keep the turkey wild rice soup in the pot (covered) and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can also transfer the soup into an airtight container for storing.

How to reheat: Reheat in the microwave or on the stove for a few minutes until hot and serve.

  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

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