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Turkey Wild Rice Soup

This turkey wild rice soup is a great way to use up leftover turkey. It's made with turkey meat, wild rice, mushrooms, vegetables, and turkey broth made from roasted turkey bones. It's delicious and very filling, you'll love it!
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 302kcal
Author Aleksandra


  • 2 tablespoons frying oil
  • 1/2 lb (225g) button mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion or 2 medium
  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning optional
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine 80ml
  • 1 cup (175g) wild rice
  • 8 cups turkey or chicken broth 2 liters
  • 3 cups cooked turkey chopped into small cubes 375g
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Prepare the ingredients: cut the mushrooms into 1/2-inch (1 cm) cubes or slices, dice the onion, finely chop garlic, cut celery into slices, cut carrots into 1/2-inch (1 cm) cubes, chop turkey meat into small cubes.
  • Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. When hot, add the mushrooms in an even layer. Don't stir for the first 1-2 minutes letting the mushrooms brown. Then cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring from time to time until the mushrooms have reduced their volume and are browned. Transfer the mushrooms to a plate.
  • Reduce the heat to medium/medium-low. Add the butter to the pot. When it's melted and bubbling, add the onions, carrots, and celery. Cook for a couple of minutes until the onions are soft and translucent.
  • Add the garlic, thyme, and poultry seasoning. Cook for 30 seconds.
  • Stir in the flour, cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the wine, cook until almost evaporated.
  • Add rice and broth. Bring to a boil then simmer over low heat for 40 minutes.
  • Add turkey and mushrooms to the pot. Cook for a further 5 minutes.
  • Add cream and lemon juice. Take the pot off the heat and season with salt and pepper.
  • Enjoy!


  • You can use leftover chicken meat and chicken broth instead of turkey.
  • If you're not cooking with wine you can omit it but it adds flavor and a little bit of acidity to the soup.
  • Mushrooms can also be omitted.
  • Calories = 1 serving (1/8 of the recipe). This is only an estimate!


Calories: 302kcal