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.