Wild Rice and Turkey Soup

Rice and Turkey Soup
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Rice and Turkey Soup

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Rice and Turkey Soup

Chef Patrick Long from The Green Room in South Carolina created this recipe to use Thanksgiving leftovers. 

8
Servings
409
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2  Pounds  turkey, roasted and shredded
  • quarts brown turkey stock
  • onions, medium dice
  • carrots, medium dice
  • stalks celery, medium dice
  • 2  Tablespoons  garlic, minced
  • 1  Cup  butter
  • 1  Cup  all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 2  Tablespoons  thyme
  • 2/3  Cups  wild rice
  • 2  Cups  water
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

In a medium sauce pot, bring the water to a boil, add the wild rice. Reduce heat and cover until wild rice is cooked, or about 45 minutes. Strain off excess water and set aside. 

n a large thick-bottomed soup pot, melt butter and sweat onions, carrots, and celery for about 3 minutes. Next add the garlic and then slowly sift in the flour until all the butter is absorbed by the flour. Cook for another 5 minutes until flour starts to turn brown. Add turkey stock gradually and stir mixture constantly with a whisk to get rid of the clumps of flour. Once all the turkey stock is in the soup, add the wild rice and shredded turkey. Bring mixture to a boil, being sure to stir occasionally. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for another 20 minutes, until the carrots are tender. Add fresh thyme to finish and season the soup to taste.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
14%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Carbohydrate, by difference
76g
58%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
119µg
17%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
9mg
12%
Calcium, Ca
79mg
8%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
39µg
10%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
60mg
19%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
149mg
21%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
361mg
24%
Water
168g
6%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Wild Rice Shopping Tip

As an alternative to sugary, salty, processed foods, try shopping for fruits and vegetables that are in season.

Wild Rice Cooking Tip

For a healthier alternative, substitute honey or molasses for sugar in baking recipes, and use a 3:1 blend of canola oil to olive oil instead of butter when cooking over the flame.