Turkey & Wild Rice Soup

Turkey & Wild Rice Soup

We just had Thanksgiving dinner here last week and we enjoyed a wonderful dinner with family with all the fixings. We had the most delicious and moist turkey, but for as much effort that is put into making that delicious turkey, I must admit that I don’t often eat much turkey that day. There are so many other delicious choices to choose from and we always have leftover turkey that I can enjoy later.

I love turkey leftovers!

I will eat delicious turkey sandwiches for a few days for sure. My mom used to buy an extra big turkey just so I could have leftover turkey sandwiches the following week.

Another must-have when we have turkey leftovers is a pot of Turkey & Rice Soup, especially in the fall when the weather is cooling off a big bowl of soup is just the perfect meal at dinner time. This soup is so easy to make you just have to pour it all in a pot and let it simmer on the stove for a bit.

Turkey & Wild Rice soup is made with the leftover turkey but I also made my own turkey bone broth and that is the base of the soup. It makes it so much more full of flavor by using the bones as the soup base. This time I used a wild & brown rice mix and it was really tasty. Turkey and wild rice really work well together and the brown rice was a little healthier choice.

A few days ago was a bit cooler outside and was the perfect night to cook up a pot of one of my favorite soups. I made some herbed scones on the side, this made for a delicious dinner. I like to make a big batch when I do make Turkey & Wild Rice Soup to ensure I have leftovers for lunch the next day. This soup also freezes well so you can freeze in individual sizes for later on.

Turkey & Wild Rice Soup

Turkey & Wild Rice Soup

Using holiday leftover turkey to make a delicious homemade soup to warm you on a cool fall day
Cook Time 1 hr 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 132 kcal


  • 8 cups turkey bone broth
  • 1 1/2 cups carrots sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups leek sliced (include some green)
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 1 cup cooked turkey
  • 3/4 cup wild & brown rice blend uncooked


  • Heat turkey bone broth thoroughly then add carrots, leek, and turmeric.
  • Simmer for 1 hour.
  • Add rice and turkey, continue to cook for 40 min, until rice is cooked through.
  • Serve immediately


If you do not have turkey bones to prepare your own turkey bone broth you can alternatively use Chicken Broth as the base of this soup.  If using boxed chicken broth I would also suggest to add a cube of chicken bouillon to add more flavour to your soup base. 
Keyword Turkey & Wild Rice, Turkey Soup

I hope you all enjoy a delicious, warm cup of soup on a cool fall day.

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