Turkey and Rice Soup—Leftovers Recipe

turkey rice soup recipe free leftovers

This is the best way to eat all those Thanksgiving Leftovers. Turkey is really good and before you get sick of eating it, try out this recipe! It’s super savoury and fills the entire house with the most delicious smell.

-1-2 Cups Leftover Turkey, diced
-1-2 Strips Bacon, sliced
-1 Onion, diced
-1-2 Celery Stalks, diced
-1-2 Carrots, diced
-2 Cloves of Garlic, minced
-1 tsp Fresh Sage, finely chopped
-1/2 tsp Rosemary (dry is fine)
-1/2 tsp Thyme (dry is fine)
-2 tsp Salt
-Olive Oil
-Rice (we did 2 Cups in our rice cooker)

This is super easy to make. It took me all of 5 minutes to put it together and then I was just waiting for the rice to cook.

1) Cook your rice. We have a rice cooker, which I recommend, but if you don’t, start your rice and get it well on it’s way before your start the soup.

2) Heat olive oil in a pot and then add your onions, celery, and carrots. Brown them up a bit and add your turkey, bacon and seasonings.

3) Once everything has got a nice browning, add your garlic and 2 Cups water. Bring it to a simmer.

Note: You can simmer your soup for as long as you like. However, if you like a texture in your food, I would suggest not simmering it more than 5 minutes. You can also add more water if you want more of a broth. I prefer soup that has little water in it. Please, adjust it to your tastes.

4) After simmering your soup, ladle it over half a bowl of rice (make sure you get some juice in there) and Enjoy!!

You may find you need more salt, don’t be afraid to use it. Rice itself needs a lot of salt and with soup this herby, you’re going to need more than you think. Just add the extra after you make it, or you may end up with a salty mess.

If you made this recipe, please let me know! I want to know how you liked it!

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Crystal L says:

    I thought I’d already commented on this, but it looks like I imagined that, lol!

    It sounds delicious and like a fabulous way to make use of holiday leftovers!

    1. Thank you! It was quite tasty!

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