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Wild Rice Turkey Soup

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 (2-3/4 quarts)


  • 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


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

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  • ErinC71
    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
    Apr 13, 2017

    This is very tasty

  • ebramkamp
    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
    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
    Sep 16, 2015

    This soup is perfect for Thanksgiving leftovers.

  • carlajacobs
    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
    Feb 26, 2014

    This is our absolute favorite after Thanksgiving soup!

  • jthable
    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
    Dec 17, 2012

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

  • krp1255
    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!!!