Cream of Turkey Rice Soup

 This is our favorite after Thanksgiving meal.  Cream of turkey rice soup.

 Put your turkey carcass in a large stock pot.  Add about 8 stalks of celery, 2 large onions cut in half, and about 6 carrots.  Add 4 bay leaves, some black peppercorns and some fresh thyme, sage and rosemary.  Cover it with water and bring it to a boil.  Turn it down to a simmer and let it cook for a couple of hours.  Strain the solids and pour the stock through cheesecloth.

 You will have a lot of nice turkey stock.  I added a couple tubs of Knorr's Chicken Concentrate to enrich it.

 Dice 2 onions, a bunch of celery and about 4 carrots and saute them in some butter just until they begin to soften around the edges.

 Add 1 cup  of flour and cook stirring for 3 minutes.

 Slowly add about 6 quarts of stock.  This, of course, depends on how much you want to make.  Adjust accordingly.

 Add 2 cups of half and half.  You can use fat free if you wish.  Add 2 cups of rice and let simmer until the rice is cooked, about 30 minutes.

 This is some seriously good soup.

 Especially when you have a day like this....SNOW!!!!   YES!!!!

 Not too much but at least we finally got some.

 I have another Christmas tree to put up.

Teddy was not too thrilled with the snow.  As she has gotten older, she is a much more temperate weather pup.  She is like Goldilocks...she likes her weather just right.


Guillaume said…
Here it is rainy and miserable. I would love some hot, hearty soup.
Patty Woodland said…
Glad you got some snow!
I canned turkey stock yesterday and we had turkey barley soup for dinner.
Anonymous said…
OH GOOD!! you got the snow I sent specially just for you, lol,
thats a delicous soup!
Marina Pérez said…
Great dish, It's very similar to our Puchero in Andalucia (Spain)or chicken soup in the rest of Spain, the ingredients are the same except the flour, thank you for sharing all these recipes :)
Anonymous said…
That soup does look delicious, I'll have to do it on chicken if I'll try it though. No idea to buy a huge turkey for just me :-) :-)

No snow here yet thankfully but they say it will come late next week.

Have a great day!
I'm glad you got some snow. I know how happy that makes you!
Barb said…
Teddy and I are on the same page when it comes to weather. However, I do enjoy a nice snow storm once in awhile.
Nellie said…
The perfect soup for a snowy day!
Soup looks yummy.

Teddy, well, she is her adorable self.
Soup! Awwwwwww, that's one of the big minus's of not having Thanksgiving at home. -pout- We love Turkey Soup.

Have to get a small one and have a repeat Thanksgiving Dinner here and have real left-overs and soup!!!

-chuckle- Yes we got the same amount of snow. Started with a flurry and kept doing it, all day. Really kind of thick, at times. But it melted.

I'm sure you were in 7th Heaven. :-)))))))))))))))
Well, I did most of it right. Just didn't strain it..or add the butter and cream..Just cooked and deboned, threw in a huge onion,celery including the leaves, carrots, potatoes. Salt and pepper..stirred in some thickening (flour and water) simmered until all the veggies were tender...
but NEXT time, I'm doing it THIS way. With RICE!
Always a day late and a buck short!
Michele said…
My stock is chilling. Making this tomorrow. I have a nice wild rice blend. I love your recipes.
Michele said…
I love your recipes.