Creamy Turkey and Wild Rice Soup
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This creamy, soup loaded with rice and turkey or chicken and garnished with bacon is the perfect way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey or even a rotisserie chicken for a quick and delicious meal.
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8 servings
Grocery List
  • 6 cups of chicken broth or stock
  • 5 cups of water
  • 1 box Uncle Ben's Long Grain and Wild Rice mix (chicken flavor) -- or your favorite organic boxed long grain and wild rice mix with seasoning packet
  • 8 slices of bacon
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • ½ tsp. poultry seasoning
  • 1 c. flour
  • ½ c. butter
  • 3 cups of whole milk
  • 2 cups of cooked, shredded turkey or chicken.
Here's how...
  1. Put chicken stock and water in a soup pot.
  2. Add in the box of rice and the seasoning packet. Bring to boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes or until the rice is fully cooked.
  3. Fry the bacon until crispy, drain and set aside.
  4. Mix together flour, salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning.
  5. Melt the butter and add in the flour/seasoning mixture and whisk together until blended well. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add in the milk and whisk continuously until a low boil when it will thicken substantially.
  7. Add about two cups of the broth into the creamy mixture and whisk until well combined. Then, pour it into the big pot and stir.
  8. Add in the turkey or chicken.
  9. Cook until warmed through and thickened, stirring frequently to avoid burning on the bottom of the pot.
  10. Garnish with bacon to serve.
Recipe by That Which Nourishes at