Posted by: Deana | February 4, 2011

Turkey Soup with Rice

This may be a new Thanksgiving tradition for us; great way to use the turkey carcass.  We found this recipe here, on food network.  This was delicious, and Z and I both really enjoyed it.

Turkey Soup with Rice

  • 1 turkey carcass
  • 2 stalks celery with leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 2 carrots, coarsely chopped
  • 1 onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 8 cups water (I put in enough water to cover the carcass, which was about 16 c.)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme (we had fresh thyme, so I used fresh thyme!)
  • 2 cups chopped carrots
  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cups chopped leftover turkey
  • 1 cup frozen or leftover corn
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper

In a large pot, combine carcass, celery, carrots, onion, bay leaf, and water and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 2 to 3 hours over medium low heat. Strain and discard vegetables and bones. Reserve turkey stock. In a large pot, melt butter and cook onions until tender. Stir in celery and thyme. Stir in carrots and rice and toss to coat. Stir in turkey stock and bring to a simmer. Cook until vegetables and rice are tender. Stir in turkey, corn and parsley. Return to simmer and season to taste.


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