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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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.
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.
Anonymous said…
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!
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.