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Turkey Rice Soup

I freeze leftover chopped turkey at Thanksgiving and make this soup a couple of months later. Chicken would be just as good. My kids love this simple soup.



  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced into coins or chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 cup onion, chopped (about 1/2 large onion)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chopped turkey
  • 2 quarts chicken broth (or turkey if you have it!)
  • 1 cup cooked rice (a great use for leftover rice)
  • Salt, pepper, and thyme to taste


In a large soup pot or dutch oven, saute garlic, onions, celery and carrots in oil until onions are translucent. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for at least 30 minutes. Add turkey and rice and heat through before serving, 15 minutes or so.

Jess from Portland, OR


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