Wild Rice Turkey Soup Recipe
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Wild Rice Turkey Soup Recipe

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Our family loves this soup on a cold winter night. If you want a less rich soup with fewer calories, substitute milk for the half-and-half. —Barbara Schmid, Cavalier, North Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 7 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups: 393 calories, 16g fat (9g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 1130mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring rice and 3 cups broth to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 50-60 minutes or until rice is tender.
  2. In a Dutch oven, saute the mushrooms, onion and celery in butter until tender. Stir in flour and seasonings until blended. Gradually add remaining broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the turkey, cream and cooked rice; heat through (do not boil). Yield: 8 servings (2-3/4 quarts).
Originally published as Wild Rice Turkey Soup in Country Extra November 2007, p51

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ErinC71 User ID: 6213638 268234
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2017

"It's become a tradition in our family for me to make this soup with my own turkey stock from our Thanksgiving bird. My husband adores it!"

Vsa User ID: 9140424 264614
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2017

"This is very tasty"

ebramkamp User ID: 702841 240873
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

"Very flavorful and satisfying soup. It was a bit thick so next time will use less rice. It tastes even better the second day!"

VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 239127
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2015

"A wonderful & tasty way to use up leftover turkey! Will be making this again. It does turn out very thick, so next time I will reduce the rice as one cup of uncooked wild rice yields about 3 cups cooked."

pointrichter User ID: 7252804 232985
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2015

"This soup is perfect for Thanksgiving leftovers."

carlajacobs User ID: 2702108 216828
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2015

"This was absolutely wonderful. I made it just like the recipe, but had leftover smoked turkey breast and bone so I made my own broth. Very tasty!"

mltdebbie User ID: 6422011 109199
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2014

"This is our absolute favorite after Thanksgiving soup!"

jthable User ID: 4044151 154581
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2013

"This was a great way to use the frozen turkey from Thanksgiving. My family loved this soup. We will definitely make this again."

bobbijo422 User ID: 4607242 100558
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2012

"Tastes very good but turned out a little thicker than I would have liked."

krp1255 User ID: 1468891 98500
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2012

"turkey or chicken it's good. I added bacon for a little extra flavor and cut back on the celeryto 1/2 rib, added some scallions and used milk instead of half and half. Yummy!!!"

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