A Hearty winter soup with turkey and wild rice

This is a traditional after-Thanksgiving soup, and a wonderful use of turkey leftovers. It is a hearty winter soup, suitable as a main course, especially when served with fresh bread or biscuits.


(Serves 8)


  1. In a large sauce pan combine chicken broth, rice and onions. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 40 minutes.
  2. In a medium sauce pan or skillet melt butter. Stir in the flour, salt, and pepper, cook 1 minute stirring until smooth and bubbly.
  3. Slowly stir in the milk and cook until slightly thickened.
  4. Slowly stir the milk mixture into the rice mixture, add remaining ingredients and heat gently, do not boil.


Difficulty: Easy to moderate.
Time: 1 hour.
Precision: approximate measurement OK.


Pete Bellas 
Citicorp TTI, Santa Monica, California, USA 
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Recipe last modified: 5 Dec 86

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