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Turkey, bacon and wild rice soup recipe

Turkey, bacon and wild rice soup recipe

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This creamy bacon and wild rice soup is perfect for using up some of your leftover turkey. Enjoy with crusty bread, if desired.

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IngredientsServes: 9

  • 1L chicken stock
  • 475ml water
  • 50g finely chopped spring onions
  • 80g uncooked wild rice
  • 8 rashers streaky bacon
  • 100g bacon
  • 100g plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon herb seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 475ml single cream
  • 225g cooked turkey, chopped or shredded
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry

MethodPrep:15min ›Cook:1hr ›Ready in:1hr15min

  1. In a large pot over medium heat, combine chicken stock, water, spring onions and wild rice. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer until rice is tender, 35 to 40 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a large frying pan over medium heat until crisp. Allow to cool and then crumble. Set aside.
  3. When rice is tender, melt the margarine in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in flour, salt, seasoning and pepper all at once. Cook, stirring, until smooth and bubbly. Stir in single cream and cook until thickened, 2 minutes. Stir creamy mixture into rice mixture. Stir in bacon, cooked turkey and sherry. Heat through and serve.

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by Valerie Brunmeier

This is the best soup I've made to date! I will make it every time I have leftover turkey. Here is my two cents. I wanted to include a few more veggies for color and taste. Along with the green onion I chopped some leek, carrot, and shallot. Instead of adding to the broth, I cooked in 1 Tbsp. butter and 1 Tbsp. olive oil adding some garlic at this point. After veggies were softened I added a large can of chicken broth which ends up being more than the recipe calls for but it works. For the rice I used 1 package of Uncle Ben's Wild Rice. I cut the amount of butter and flour to 1/4 cup of each and then added 1/2 c. half and half, 1/2 c. lowfat milk, the poultry seasoning, and the seasoning packet from the Uncle Ben's Rice. I omitted the salt and pepper. There is plenty of salt in the broth and the seasoning mix. Also, I did not use bacon but put some bacon bits on the side so the kids could sprinkle them on. Making these changes cuts quite a bit of the fat. Adding the seasoning packet gives it a great flavor. Trust me it was fantastic.-03 Dec 2005


I was looking for a recipe to use up some leftover turkey and gave this a try. I modified it a little by putting in the crockpot for the afternoon. This recipe was really easy and tasted wonderful.-08 Nov 2002

by Kim Crawley Sappington

This is the best turkey rice soup I have ever experienced. I have made it four or five times since I found the recipe back at Thanksgiving time and it has turned out exactly the same each time. I have shared this soup with friends and they love it. I can't say enough to explain the wonderful taste of this soup. I have even subsituted chicken and it still tastes great!! I love cooking from scratch and this is the most consistent recipe I have ever used. Do you get that this is WONDERFUL?? Give it a try you will not be disappointed!!-15 Jul 2006