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creamy turkey wild rice soup recipe
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Creamy Turkey Wild Rice Soup

Creamy & savory turkey wild rice soup made with fresh ingredients!
Course Dinner, Main, Soup
Cuisine American, southern
Keyword carrots, celery, chicken broth, creamy, half n half, onions, soup
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 people


  • 1/2 cup long-grain Basmati rice, dry
  • 1/2 cup wild rice blend, dry
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 1 cup onions, diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon parsely
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • cup half n half
  • 3 cups turkey or chicken, shredded


  • Prepare each rice according to package, drain and set aside.
  • In a large pot, heat olive oil.
  • Add in celery, carrots and onions and cook until carrots are tender.
  • Add garlic and cook until garlic is fragrant.
  • Pour in chicken broth and spices.
  • Bring to a simmer.
  • While soup is simmering, melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Stir in flour and cook until flour is golden, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Slowly pour in half and half while continuing to stir.
  • Stir until mixture has thickened into a creamy texture.
  • Pour this thickened cream into the simmering soup a little at a time, until fully incorporated.
  • Stir in the cooked rice and chicken.
  • Taste and add more seasonings if needed.
  • Serve hot.



Reheating Leftovers: Naturally, the rice will soak up some of the liquid as it sits in the fridge. You may need to add water, half n half, or more chicken broth to thin it out a bit. You can reheat in the microwave or on the stove-top.