Leftover Turkey Rice Soup

Don't throw that turkey carcass out yet! Make some delicious soup with it!


Melt 2 sticks of butter in a heavy pot.


Finely dice 2 medium onions.


Saute' them in the butter.


Dice 4 large carrots.


Add them to the onions.


Dice 4 large stalks of celery and add them to the pot. I am still using the celery from my garden.


Saute' these for a few minutes. You still want them to have a bit of crunch. Set the pot aside.


Remove as much meat as you can from the turkey carcass and place it in a large heavy pot and fill it with water.


Add a couple large onions cut in half. You can leave the skins on. Add 6 carrots, 4 bay leaves, 4 stalks of celery and a sprinkling of black peppercorns. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.


Dice the turkey meat into small cubes.


After 1 1/2 hours remove the carcass and all solids from the pot. Strain the liquid.


Put your vegetables back on the burner and return to medium high heat. Stir 1 1/2 cup of flour into the vegetables and cook for a few minutes to cook off the floury taste.


Start to pour in your stock.


Add any leftover gravy you still have. This is why I always make lots of gravy.


Stir in the cubed turkey.


Add 1 1/2 cups of long grained rice.


Add some freshly chopped parsley.


Stir in 2 cups of half and half.


Add some freshly cracked black pepper. Cover the pot and let it to simmer for about 40 minutes until the rice is cooked.


This is a wonderful way to use the leftover turkey. My daughter went to work this morning with enough of this to feed her whole office. Her co-workers wait all year for this soup.


This recipe made 8 quarts of soup.....2 went to work!

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Comments

Kristen said…
Oh I am so hungry right now! Thanks for the recipe!
Oh, that is a rich, rich soup!
Excellent recipe. I'm on the way to the store for carrots, parsley and rice.
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I'll let you know how it turns out.

Thanks for sharing.

xoxo to "Teddy Santa's Baby".
Yum, Yum. I used my turkey carcass on Friday for Turkey Bone Gumbo. A friend called this morning and offered me her turkey carcass, so I'm making this soup right after I finish the rolls. I guess I'll have to give her some of the soup.
This is something I´m really lousy at! It´s so easy to make a soup with the left overs but I guess I´m just to lazy :-)
That soup looks delicious!

Have a great day now!
Christer.
Tournesol said…
That looks great!! Loving soup right now, it is cold!
Pricilla said…
Turkey soup is just so yummy. It's what I miss most by not having a turkey this year...
Ann said…
I've still got a little turkey left but the carcass is long gone. The soup sure looks delicious and it's the perfect time of year for it.
BelladonnasJoy said…
I like this better than my own. Your leftovers never look like leftovers!!
TMCPhoto said…
I love turkey left over soup
Incipient Wings said…
Wow, this looks wonderful! bet it tastes heavenly!
I love Turkey Soup!

-chuckle- It should be some sort of a *crime,* to throw out a turkey carcass. ,-)

Gentle Winter hugs...
Pallas Renatus said…
Thank God I don't have the ingredients to make this. I'd gain 8 liters in soup-weight by next Tuesday!
SharleneT said…
This sounds delicious... Wish I hadn't already made Turkey Rice soup with my leftovers... I'm just gonna copy this recipe and try it after Christmas... Thank you, so much, for sharing...
doglady said…
I made this in stages over today and just had some. Wonderful. This recipe will replace former Turkey Soup recipes. Thank you.