Smoked Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

This soup is hearty and deeply flavorful with a subtle hint of smokiness. Serve this soup in the autumn, when these flavors seem apropos.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 1 hourDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. butter or extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, small diced
  • 1 celery stalk, thinly sliced
  • 2 small carrots, peeled and cut into rounds
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • ¾ cup uncooked wild rice
  • ½ lb. smoked turkey meat, medium diced
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper

Directions

  • Heat the butter (or oil) in a pot on medium and add the onion, celery, carrots, garlic, bay leaf, and thyme. Sauté for about 3 minutes, until the vegetables begin to soften.
  • Add the rice and toss well with the vegetables to coat the grains with the fat.
  • Add the turkey meat, broth, and cream. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cover, and cook very gently for 45 minutes or until the rice kernels start breaking open. Season with salt and pepper. Serve in warmed bowls.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. butter or extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, small diced
  • 1 celery stalk, thinly sliced
  • 2 small carrots, peeled and cut into rounds
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • ¾ cup uncooked wild rice
  • ½ lb. smoked turkey meat, medium diced
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper

Directions

  • Heat the butter (or oil) in a pot on medium and add the onion, celery, carrots, garlic, bay leaf, and thyme. Sauté for about 3 minutes, until the vegetables begin to soften.
  • Add the rice and toss well with the vegetables to coat the grains with the fat.
  • Add the turkey meat, broth, and cream. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cover, and cook very gently for 45 minutes or until the rice kernels start breaking open. Season with salt and pepper. Serve in warmed bowls.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories590
Total Fat32g
Saturated Fat18g
Cholesterol120mg
Sodium1510mg
Total Carbohydrate56g
Dietary Fiber3g
Sugars18g
Protein27g