Turkey & Brown Rice Soup

I really, really enjoyed this soup!
It was hearty, loaded with turkey and veggies, and so comforting!
And as a bonus, I was able to use up most of my Thanksgiving Dinner leftovers,
so we weren’t left eating turkey everything for the next week!
Even though I was exhausted (in a good way) after hosting our dinner, I was glad that I took the time to make turkey stock for the base of this soup.  It’s very easy, and so satisfying to know it was homemade!
So when American Thanksgiving comes around next month, remember this tasty way to use up leftovers!
Note:  I made a big pot of soup so that I could send it with the kids in their school lunches, so I doubled the recipe.  If you don’t want any leftover soup, just cut this recipe in half.
Turkey & Brown Rice Soup
 
Ingredients
  • 8 cups of turkey stock (or chicken or vegetable stock) (I like to make my own, my recipe is here.)
  • salt (if necessary, adjust to taste)
  • pepper
  • ½ cup uncooked brown rice
  • 2-4 cups leftover turkey meat, shredded or finely chopped (basically use as much as you would like)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2-3 carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • ½ green pepper, chopped
  • 1½ cups peas
Instructions
  1. Bring your stock to boiling, then add the rice. Lower heat to low-medium heat and cook until the rice is done.
  2. In the mean time, fry the carrots, celery, onion and green pepper in the butter until soft. Set aside.
  3. Once the rice has cooked, add the cooked vegetables and turkey.
  4. Simmer gently for about 20 minutes.
  5. Add peas, simmer for about 5 more minutes.

 

Tips!
  • You can use this recipe as a base for Chicken Noodle Soup, or a Chicken & Rice Soup
  • Use what ever ingredient ratios you like – the more, the heartier!
  • This soup is also very good with wild rice.
  • Serve with Sweet Potato Biscuits!

Comments

  1. Yum Jo-Anna! That looks delicious! I am totally getting back into eating soups now that the cooler weather is back!

  2. Yum…love soups and love the suggestion for wild rice!

  3. Mmmmm! That looks so yummy for a cool fall evening! YUM!

  4. That does look delicious and so handy for busy days. Love the photography!

  5. This looks yummy!! I do hope you’ll come by and link up at my party, Stitch n’ Niche Saturdays. Here’s the link in case you want to join in. http://www.coffeeandtheirkisses.com/2011/10/stitch-n-niche-saturdays-4.html

  6. This looks perfect for a night in cuddled up. Thanks for the recipe.

  7. Sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing. I would love for you to stop by and link up your project to More the Merrier Monday. It lasts through Wednesday so you have plenty of time to link up.

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