One of the best parts about holiday cooking – leftovers! Did you save the turkey carcass after your holiday dinner? If so you have the building blocks to make this hearty soup filled with wild rice, turkey and plenty of veggies. Best part is that everything is made from scratch, including the broth!
- Leftover turkey carcass (kept in the freezer)
- 1 onion – chopped
- 1 celery stalks – cut into 1/3
- 1 medium carrot – roughly chopped
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tsp pepper corns
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 3 cloves garlic – halved
- 5-6 cups Filtered water
For the Soup
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- 6 cups of turkey broth (ingredients above)
- 1 medium onion – finely diced
- 4 cloves garlic – minced
- 3 sprigs fresh thyme
- 2 medium carrots – peeled and diced
- 3 celery stalks – diced
- 4 cup leftover turkey (cooked chicken works as well)
- 1 cup raw wild rice
- 1/4 cup Fresh parsley
- Salt and Pepper
Step 1: For the broth, place the turkey carcass and turkey neck into a slow cooker. Add in onion, celery, carrots, bay leaf, pepper corns, garlic and apple cider vinegar and fill to the top with filtered water. Put on low for 12-24 hours. Makes about 5-6 cups of broth.
Step 2: In a large pot over medium high heat, add in avocado oil and once heated add onion, garlic, carrots and celery. Cook for about 5 minutes until veggies begin to soften
Step 3: Move veggies to the side and add in garlic and toss. Cook until fragrant, about 2-3 minutes.
Step 4: Add in turkey broth and wild rice and bring to a boil. Once boiling lower temperature to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes.
Step 5: Add parsley and thyme and allow to simmer for another 20-30 minutes – or until the rice is cooked
Step 6: Add salt and pepper to taste! Serve hot and enjoy!
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