This is a great recipe for a hearty soup. You can substitute tame turkey for wild turkey and still call it wild turkey gumbo because of the wild rice. You can add more kick by increasing the spices or less kick by decreasing them.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
1 hr 45 mins
4 hrs
6 hrs 5 mins
20 cups


Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Place wild rice in a bowl and pour in enough water to cover; soak 4 hours to overnight. Drain rice.

  • Mix wild rice and 1 teaspoon salt together in a stockpot and add about 3 cups chicken broth. Bring broth to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, cover stockpot, and simmer until rice is tender, about 30 to 40 minutes.

  • Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir turkey, onion, carrots, and celery in the hot oil until turkey is cooked through and vegetables are slightly tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Add okra to turkey mixture and cook until okra is thawed, 5 to 7 minutes; season with 1 teaspoon salt, white pepper, and black pepper.

  • Combine wild rice, turkey mixture, jalapeno peppers, hot sauce, and remaining chicken stock in a slow cooker.

  • Cook on High for 1 hour.

Cook's Note:

I cooked rice in rice cooker while I was stir-frying the vegetables.

Nutrition Facts

482 calories; protein 81.7g 163% DV; carbohydrates 10g 3% DV; fat 10.6g 16% DV; cholesterol 248.2mg 83% DV; sodium 938.8mg 38% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
This was excellent! I did make two changes. I smoked a turkey breast this weekend on the smoker and so I used that instead of raw turkey. Because mine was already cooked I didn't add it until the slow cooker step. My other change was the okra. I have okra in my garden this year so why not use fresh if you can you know? I did get a little heavy handed on the hot sauce and jalapeno making it a tad too spicy but that was my own fault. This is an excellent recipe and 5 stars all the way. Okra and wild rice go together like well...peas and carrots. Read More