Turkey Wild Rice Soup

deb baldwin


This is a great soup to use up that extra turkey. I tweeked this recipe a little, for my own use. I really like cream based soups, so this is right up my alley.

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★★★★★ 2 votes

15 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


  • 1
    each -carrot, celery, onion
  • ·
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 4 c
    chicken broth (3 - 10.5 oz condenced cans of chicken broth)
  • 2 c
  • 1/2 c
    uncooked wild rice
  • 8 slice
  • 1/2 c
  • 3/4 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    poultry seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 2 c
    half and half or 2 cans of canned milk
  • 1 1/2 c
    cooked, large diced, turkey meat
  • 2 Tbsp
    dry sherry (*opt)

How to Make Turkey Wild Rice Soup


  1. Chop the carrot, celery, and onion into small pieces.
    (I like to put carrots and onion in my small food processer and mince.)
  2. Select a large pot, and put in enough olive oil to just cover about 1/2 the bottom (you can alway add more if needed)
    Set on medium heat.
    Add minced carrot, celery & onion.
    Stir often and cook for about 10 minutes.
    Add chicken broth and 2 cups of water.
    Add rice (I like to use 1/2 wild rice and 1/2 white rice).
    Bring to a boil and simer until rice is tender, 35 to 40 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp. Allow to cool and then crumble.
    Set aside.
  4. When rice is tender, melt the butter in a sauce pan over medium-low heat. Stir in flour, salt, poultry seasoning and pepper all at once into the melted butter.
    Cook, stirring, until smooth and bubbly.
    Stir in half-in-half (or caned milk) into flour mixture and cook until thickened, 2 minutes.
    Stir half-in-half/flour mixture into pot with the rice.
    Stir in bacon (sometimes I will add the bacon dripings too), turkey, and sherry.
    Heat through and serve.
  5. This makes a pretty thick soup. To thin, add more broth or milk. Season to taste.

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About Turkey Wild Rice Soup

Course/Dish: Turkey Soups
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #rice

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