Chunky Turkey Soup Recipe
- 1 leftover turkey carcass (from a 12- to 14-pound turkey)
- 4-1/2 quarts water
- 1 medium onion, quartered
- 1 medium carrot, cut into 2-inch pieces
- 1 celery rib, cut into 2-inch pieces
- 2 cups shredded cooked turkey
- 4 celery ribs, chopped
- 2 cups frozen corn
- 2 medium carrots, sliced
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
- 4 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1. Place the turkey carcass in a stockpot; add the water, onion, carrot and celery. Slowly bring to a boil over low heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours.
- 2. Discard the carcass. Strain broth through a cheesecloth-lined colander. If using immediately, skim fat. Or cool, then refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight; remove fat from surface before using. (Broth may be refrigerated for up to 3 days or frozen for 4-6 months.)
- 3. Place the soup ingredients in a stockpot; add the broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until pasta and vegetables are tender. Yield: 12 servings (1-1/3 cups each).
1-1/3 cups equals 175 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 595 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 12 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat.