Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Creamy Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

Yay! We're finally supposed to have a snowfall! And just in time for Christmas!
 
Last year we didn't have a white Christmas in Iowa and let's just say I was a little disappointed. Now, do not confuse my hope for a white Christmas with a fondness for snow. I really don't like that cold white stuff but having lived in Iowa my whole life, snow is just part of winter and Christmas. Snow just helps with the whole nostalgia of the season


I actually threw together this soup right after Thanksgiving using our leftover smoked turkey, carrots, and celery. It also is a perfect warm comforting meal for hunkering down in your warm living room while hiding from the blizzard-like winds we may be seeing later tonight.

I took a shortcut and actually used some cream of chicken soup for a creamier effect.


Creamy Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

Ingredients:
1-1 1/2 cups turkey meat
1 cup rice medley (I get a bag from World Market that's good but any rice will do)
1/2 cup wild rice
3-4 cups chicken broth
1 can cream of celery soup
2-3 carrots, chopped
2-3 celery stalks, chopped
Any additional herbs you'd like
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Bring the chicken broth to a boil. Add rice and let cook for 15 minutes. Add carrots, celery, turkey and herbs. Let cook another 20 minutes or so until rice is tender and cooked through. Add soup and let simmer for a few minutes until heated through.

4 comments:

  1. I'm so jealous that you have a white Christmas in your forecast! We haven't had one in the longest time, one year we had a white Thanksgiving but no white Christmas, that was just plain mean! haha

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  2. Your blog is the great place to visit for cooking lovers like me. Thanks.

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  3. Great! It would be the perfect choice for my weekend.

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