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Turkey Wild Rice Soup

January 20th, 2011 · 5 Comments · Healthy, soup

It seems like every holiday season and everytime the turkey comes out, we’ve always got some left over, so instantely turkey soup comes to mind. Now, we already have one recipe for Turkey Soup on the blog and I can guarentee there will be more. I don’t think soup is my strong point in my baking/cooking skills, so practice it is!

This version is hearty and perfect for a cold day when you need to warm up. The rice keeps it light and healthy and you can always add your own variety of veggies.

Turkey Wild Rice Soup


  • 1 large quart-pot of water
  • Left-over turkey carcass
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 2 tbsp tomato soup paste
  • Let the above ingredients simmer-roiling boil in a large stock pot filled with water for about one hour
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • 1/2 large white onion (finely chopped and caramelized)
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 2 cups chopped carrots
  • 2 cups corn kernels
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup wild rice
  • Add the above ingredients to the stock and simmer for another 40 mins
  • 2 cups turkey meat (cubed)
  • Bob also added some tabasco sauce and extra pepper to his cup of soup to give it some kick – feel free to add in extra flavours to match it to your tastes!

Serve this soup up on a cold day with some fresh bread that has been lightly buttered and enjoy!

Turkey soup – a hug for the heart just when you need it most! 🙂


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5 Comments so far ↓

  • Lindy

    I made this last night after finding your site and have to say it was delicious. That’s so much for posting the recipe, I think I will making it many more times also.

  • Sue Ellen

    Well, I’m going to buck the trend here, but I’ve always though Turkey is over rated, in fact thank goodness there’s only a few holidays here in Nth America where Turkey is the traditional meal, as by the time we’ve waded through the leftovers, I need a 3-4 month break from Turkey, even Turkey soup.

    • bsinthekitchen

      Thanks for the comment Sue! Everyone has their vices with holiday foods and sometimes everyone gets an overdose. Personally, I can eat turkey year round until I’m blue in the face. And just think – you now have a good three month break til you face another turkey! 🙂 Perhaps this holiday, try a vegetarian meal and skip the gobble-gobble in general.

  • wgfoodie

    I always say that leftover turkey makes the BEST base for soup. Thanks for sharing!

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