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
420
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 Pounds turkey, roasted and shredded
  • 6 quarts brown turkey stock
  • 2 onions, medium dice
  • 2 carrots, medium dice
  • 2 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
8g
11%
Sugar
34g
38%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
9mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
82g
63%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
108µg
15%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
68µg
76%
Calcium, Ca
150mg
15%
Choline, total
19mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
112µg
28%
Iron, Fe
11mg
61%
Magnesium, Mg
64mg
20%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Phosphorus, P
153mg
22%
Selenium, Se
12µg
22%
Sodium, Na
342mg
23%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
165g
6%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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.