Turkey & Wild Rice Soup


Turkey & Wild Rice Soup

You did it! You’re on the other side of yet another major holiday. You cooked. You indulged. You dove in head-first and embraced the spirit of the season – and now you’re ready to turn the page on Thanksgiving 2020. Except, if you’re anything like us, it’s likely that the Ghost of Thanksgiving past is now very much a part of your present and your future. Yep – welcome to “Leftover City,” folks. Oof. But don’t fret! Our leading lady, Jo Marie Scaglia, has the *perfect* recipe to make use of that leftover Thanksgiving turkey. We ain’t afraid of no ghost, right?! And for what it’s worth – this one is an *absolute* stunner in the flavor department. Give it a shot and let us know your thoughts!

Turkey & Wild Rice Soup
Broth Ingredients:

  • Excess turkey from carcass
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 large carrots, roughly chopped
  • 3 stalks of celery, roughly chopped
  • Six quarts of water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • 3 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar


Soup Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons butter of avocado oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 large carrots, diced
  • 3 celery sticks, diced
  • 2 tablespoons of gluten-free flour (OPTIONAL)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 quarts of turkey bone broth (from recipe above)
  • 1 cup of wild rice
  • 2 to 3 cups of leftover turkey meat
  • 2 cups of English frozen peas


Broth Instructions:

  • Put leftover turkey, water, vinegar, veggies and herbs in a stock pot and bring the pot to a boil.
  • Let simmer for 5 hours on medium-low heat.
  • Once simmer is complete, strain all solids from the broth and set aside.


Soup Instructions:

  • In a large pot, add butter or avocado oil, onions, carrots, celery and garlic. Cook until onions are translucent.
  • If using gluten-free flour, add 2 tablespoons to the pot, simmer and cover for 30 minutes.
  • Uncover the pot and add broth, salt, pepper, herbs, wild rice and turkey meat. Simmer uncovered for 45 minutes or until rice is cooked.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste, or add additional broth if needed.
  • PRO-TIP: Do like “Coco” did (Jo Marie’s Mom) and add a little parmesan cheese on top when serving!


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