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
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
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.