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Hearty Turkey and Rice Comfort Soup

A Warm and Nutritious Soup Perfect for Chilly Days

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Hearty Turkey and Rice Comfort Soup

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 20 minutesCook time:1 hour 25 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time:1 hour 45 minutesServings:8 servingsCalories:169 kcal Best Season:Winter


This Hearty Turkey and Rice Comfort Soup combines tender turkey, wholesome rice, and a medley of vegetables in a flavorful broth. It’s the perfect way to use up leftover turkey and create a comforting meal that warms you from the inside out.



  • Soup:


    To prepare the stock:

  1. Place the turkey carcass, onion, carrot, celery, garlic, rosemary, thyme, bay leaves, salt, and pepper into a large stockpot.
  2. Add enough water to fully submerge the ingredients.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil, then cover the pot, lower the heat, and let it simmer for approximately 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld.
  4. Once done, remove the turkey carcass and strip off any remaining meat, setting it aside and discarding the bones.
  5. Use a slotted spoon to take out and dispose of the vegetables and bay leaves.
  6. To prepare the soup:

  7. Into the prepared stock, add chopped onions, carrots, celery, garlic, poultry seasoning, rosemary, and onion powder.
  8. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover the pot, and let it simmer for 20 to 30 minutes until the vegetables are very tender.
  9. Incorporate the cooked rice and the reserved turkey meat into the soup.
  10. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Cook for an additional 5 minutes until the rice and turkey are heated through.


  • – This soup is a great way to use up leftover turkey from holiday meals.
    – You can substitute chicken for turkey if preferred.
    – For a richer flavor, use homemade chicken broth.
Keywords:Turkey Soup, Rice Soup, Comfort Food, Leftover Turkey Recipe

Can I freeze this soup? 

Yes, this soup freezes well. Allow it to cool completely before transferring to airtight containers and freezing for up to 3 months.

Can I use brown rice instead of white rice?

Absolutely! Brown rice will add a slightly nutty flavor and additional fiber.

What other vegetables can I add?

Feel free to add other vegetables like peas, corn, or green beans to enhance the nutritional value and flavor.

How can I make this soup creamier?

You can stir in a splash of heavy cream or a dollop of sour cream just before serving for a creamier texture.

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