With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Turkey Wild Rice Soup

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Turkey Wild Rice Soup

Turkey Wild Rice Soup
A Christmas Day Dinner tradition
2 (10 3/4-oz) cans condensed chicken broth OR 6-cups chicken broth/stock and omit water
2 cups water (omit if using chicken stock)
1/2 cup uncooked wild rice, rinsed
1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp poultry seasoning
1/8 tsp pepper
2 cups half-and-half (I use fat free half-and-half)
1 1/2 cups cubed, cooked, turkey or chicken
8 slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled
1 tbs. chopped pimento
2 to 3 Tbs. dry sherry, if desired

I large saucepan, combine chicken broth and water. Add wild rice and green onions; cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover simmer 35-40 minutes or until rice is tender.

Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In medium saucepan, melt butter: stir in flour, salt, poultry seasoning and pepper. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly; until smooth and bubbly.

Gradually stir in half-and-half; cook until slightly thickened; stirring constantly.

Slowly add half-and-half mixture into rice mixture; stirring constantly.
Add remaining ingredients

Heat gently, stirring frequently; do not boil. Garnish each serving with additional green onion and bacon.

NOTE:  You can tell this is an old recipe because I don't think Campbell's makes cans of condensed chicken broth any more.

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Maple Lane said...

This sounds wonderful! It was extremely windy and cold here today and this would have been so warm and comforting.

Deana@CountryMommaCooks said...

This sounds so good....going to pin it:) Have a Happy New Year!

BECKY said...

Looks and sounds wonderful Lorraine! I bought a Taste of Home soup cookbook, and try one every 8-10 days! The sweet potato and black bean chili is divine!! I may have to buy some turkey and try this!!

Happy New Year to you, sweetie!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Looks like you had a wonderful family holiday. I don't do meat but I do love soup! Best wishes for the rest of the week. Tammy

Julie Harward said...

Looks like a wonderful soup indeed and sounds just perfect after all the sugar! Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas too! :D

Marilyn said...

This would be all I'd need to be happy on Christmas Day! There is such a thing as fat-free Half and Half?! I'll have to look for it. Thanks for sharing the recipe!♥♫

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Very yummy....

Snap said...

Yummmm! I love the *old* recipes. ... especially the ones that say *place flour in PAPER BAG with salt and pepper, add meat and toss together* .... the days before plastic bags! Maybe "they" had the right idea! :D :D :D

podso said...

I have this--almost exact-- recipe in my crock pot right now! Love it! And wonderful photos of your Christmas Eve service!

Pondside said...

No turkey leftovers is the sad result of having celebrated at another`s table - talk about mixed blessing! We had a wonderful dinner but no sandwiches and soup to enjoy later. My solution is to buy a turkey and cook it at New Year!

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

Oh Lorraine this looks and sounds SO good. I can hardly wait to make it with my turkey leftovers. And I have everything on hand including
8 lbs of wild rice. So I am set having that.(smile) Thankyou for sharing your 'old' recipe. Those are the best kind of all.


Maggie Ann said...

Yum...it looks good. We ate up all of our turkey and are grilling chicken tenders along with a slow cooker of scalloped potatoes. Good stuff quick....grin. Merry Christmas!

Velva said...

This is a beautiful soup. Thanks for sharing it with us.


Ann said...

That looks so good. I could go for a bowl of soup right now. We've had snow today and it's way too cold but perfect weather for soup

Slice of Southern said...

I am lovin' this soup! Copying the recipe right now...thanks!

Joy said...

Our son in law made this soup on Thanksgiving and it was fantastic. His version was a tad different, but probably origninated from this recipe. The bacon is a tasty touch, I'm going to add that the next time I make mine. I also through in some leftover brocoli. Great dish!


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