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Wild Rice Turkey Soup Recipe

Wild Rice Turkey Soup Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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).

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.

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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!!!"

PB2 User ID: 5845824 157682
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2012

"My family liked the flavor of this soup...doubling the celery and mushrooms was my only change to the recipe."

Severed_Consciousness User ID: 6127225 170786
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2012

"I've made many attempts at Creamy [chicken] Wild Rice soup over the years, and this is so flavorful and velvety. My first words to my husband after tasting my first sampling spoonful was, "This is restaurant quality!" Finally, I have mastered the creamy wild rice soup! I did add 2 cloves minced garlic and chopped carrot and ended up using a cup more stock, and I could not be more pleased. Thanks!"

MamaLeiphart User ID: 6109240 157637
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2011

"Yum! Yum! Topped with shredded cheddar cheese this soup knocks it out of the park!"

jeanie12 User ID: 5815063 98499
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2011

"the dinner order, I get most often in the winter"

anancy1 User ID: 1466306 134779
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2010

"Took this to a church soup supper, and it was all gone in minutes. Many asked for the recipe. My husband, whose not usually a soup lover, can't wait til I make it again."

knoyes User ID: 4935507 156075
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2010

"Probably just a mistake that this recipe only had ONE star--clearly the reviewer loved it just as much as we did!

I made this with leftover turkey from the freezer, and have since made it with cooked chicken. It is AMAZING!!
My changes were to add butter to equal the flour ratio, and I added 1 1/2 - 2 tsp. of Emeril's Essence."

blowersdeb User ID: 2930603 98495
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2009

"Planning to make it soon with left-over Thanksgiving turkey!! Made it last year and we loved it. Did not change it at all, just made it as the recipe said. It was rich and delicious! I used wild rice from upper Michigan where it grows and is harvested. It is awesome and has a 'nutty' flavor."

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