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Classic Turkey and Rice Soup

Rated as 4.11 out of 5 Stars

"Is there anything as warm as a bowl of soup made with the leftovers of a meal that you shared with your family?"
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Ingredients

1 h 45 m servings 115 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Combine turkey carcass, halved onion, roughly chopped carrot, roughly chopped celery, halved garlic head, 1 teaspoon rosemary, thyme, bay leaves, salt, and pepper in a stockpot; pour in enough water to cover. Bring mixture to a boil, cover pot, reduce heat, and simmer until flavors have blended, about 1 hour.
  2. Remove turkey carcass and pull remaining meat from bones; reserve meat and discard carcass. Remove vegetables and bay leaves from stock using a slotted spoon and discard.
  3. Stir diced onions, diced carrots, diced celery, minced garlic, poultry seasoning, 1 teaspoon rosemary, and onion powder into stock; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover pot, and simmer until vegetables are very tender, 20 to 30 minutes. Add cooked rice and turkey meat to soup; season with salt and pepper. Cook until rice and turkey meat are warmed, about 5 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • You can use other turkey than a carcass. Simply roast legs or thighs in the oven until cooked and browned nicely, then continue with instructions for the stock.
  • This is a low-fat recipe. To further reduce the fat, you can make the stock ahead and chill in the fridge. Any fat will come to the top and be easily removed. Don't hesitate to add any further leftovers of your choice!
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 115 calories; 1.7 g fat; 22.4 g carbohydrates; 3.2 g protein; 4 mg cholesterol; 37 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I loved having a way to get use from a turkey carcass leftover from Thanksgiving. The soup is basic as others mentioned, but I found adding a bit of ground ginger or cayenne to individual bowls ...

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I give it 3 stars as it's written. A good starter recipe. I added way more seasonings than what's called for because it was too bland. I added a lot more of the black pepper, more salt, more gar...

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I loved having a way to get use from a turkey carcass leftover from Thanksgiving. The soup is basic as others mentioned, but I found adding a bit of ground ginger or cayenne to individual bowls ...

This is a good classic Turkey carcass soup recipe. The only change I made was to add chicken broth instead of water. Gives it an extra punch of flavour. I also added more Turkey meat- about 2...

I made this to recipe I only added 1 tsp of poultry spice to stock and I did refrigerate the stock overnight to skim the fat off, which I think you should always do!. It made 8 us quarts of sto...

I give it 3 stars as it's written. A good starter recipe. I added way more seasonings than what's called for because it was too bland. I added a lot more of the black pepper, more salt, more gar...

I used powdered Rosemary, because that is what I had. I also added some thyme and parsley to the final cooking. I wasn't sure how much salt to add, so, next time I will put in a couple teaspoons...

I had already made broth from the two turkey frames I had so I skipped that step. I added a lot more spices and herbs, cooked wild rice and stirred in creamed spinach (leftover about 2 cups) jus...

kinda bland

Simple and good.

Instead of rice, I used Orzo, which was my grandmother's recipe. She came to the USA from Greece when she was only 16 years old. Her special soup would make me well fast whenever I had a cold o...