Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sunday Supper- Creamy Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

When cold happens, soup happens.  Today is Sunday and for us, that means it is Sunday Supper, a tradition that is a mainstay in our family.  A way of gathering friends and family together, enjoying a  meal, served up family style.  If the weather permits, we will bring the tables and chairs from inside, turn the music up, and do what we do best, eat!

One of the soups that will be enjoyed is a creamy stick to your ribs, turkey and wild rice soup.  A perfect choice when you have leftover Thanksgiving turkey, and the air is cool and crisp.  This soup is simple to prepare, tastes wonderful, is kid-friendly and it can be made in a large batch stored in the freezer, and enjoyed later.  Can you think of a reason not to make it?


Creamy Turkey and Wild Rice Soup
Serves 10
Recipe from the Pioneer Woman

Ingredients:
3 cups celery, chopped
1 whole large onion, chopped
1-1/2 cups carrots, chopped
2 cups small portabella mushrooms, sliced
3 whole garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup dry white wine
1 cup flour
12 ounces, uncooked wild rice
6 cups chicken or turkey stock
3 cups cooked or diced chicken or turkey
2 cups heavy cream
Kosher salt to taste
Fresh ground pepper to taste

Directions:
Heat olive oil in a 8-quart stock pot over medium-high heat.  Add celery, onion and carrots and saute for 10 minutes or until onions are translucent, stirring in the mushrooms slices at 5 minutes into the cooking time.  Add garlic and stir into the other vegetables.  Stir in white wine.  Sprinkle flour over the vegetables and stir.  Cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.  Add wild rice and stock.  Cover and simmer for 45 minutes until the wild rice hulls open.

When rice is tender, remove cover and stir in the turkey or chicken meat.  Continue cooking for 5 minutes to heat the meat pieces throughly.  Stir in cream, season to taste and allow to simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.  Serve immediately or store in airtight containers in the fridge for up to 3 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Enjoy!
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67 comments:

Barbara said...

That is a real "stick to your ribs" soup, Velva! I adore wild rice...was brought up eating it with everything. It would give this soup a lovely earthy flavor.
You are a tad colder up there than we are, but I am loving every minute of this weather!

Beth said...

Your soup looks wonderful. Can't wait to try it!

Design Wine and Dine said...

I can not think of one reason "not" to make this soup! Love it!

Pam said...

What a hearty delicious looking soup. It's great!

From the Kitchen said...

Soup is always welcome on our table--most especially when the "lake effect" weather hits and the snow swirls around. I think, instead of waxing poetic, I'm going to make some of this soup. I just need some portabellas and heavy cream!

Best,
Bonnie

Claudia said...

The soup-o-holic in me adores this. The NYC-transplant-to-MN doubly loves this - anything wild rice. Love the mushroom addition. And trying to imagine your definition of "cold!"

A Canadian Foodie said...

Now you're talkin', Stella! (Well, ALL of your ideas are scrumptious - but it is comfort food season!)
This looks really yummy and I confess I have a go to turkey soup method that is no longer a recipe for me so I never think to try anything else. Thanks for the push!
:)
Valerie
PS - I do miss your visits and we are trying to work out kinks - but can't find any. So weird. Even when we get it fixed, you will have that "A Canadian Foodie" mental block! :(

Dishesdone said...

A nice big bowl of total comfort soup! Love everything that's in there, wish I had a big bowl of it now!

Charlene said...

Man, I wish I had some leftover turkey!

TKW said...

This one will definitely fortify you for an afternoon of snow shoveling! Sounds like a crowd pleaser!

Pegasuslegend said...

I love creamy soups and this is very unique sounds like comfort heaven to me!

Sasha said...

This soup sounds wonderful. And so does your Sunday Supper tradition : )

Pierce said...

Hearty and thick soup - that's for me!

Federica said...

come sempre una ricetta meravigliosa! baci!

bellini valli said...

As luck would have it I have been looking for a soup to use up my leftover roast chicken.

The Absence of Alternatives said...

I wish I had leftovers for this! Wait. I wish I had made a turkey so I would have leftovers to make this soup with! Yum.

lakeviewer said...

Bring on the cold! Fabulous in all weathers.

teresa said...

be still my heart, this looks SOO good! i can't wait to try this!

Kitchen Butterfly said...

It looks thick and creamy and full of wonderful textures and flavours! Lovely.

FranticMommy said...

We just cooked a turley yesterday. I now have a fabby idea what to make for supper tonight :)

Farmchick said...

Nice recipe for me, as it is very cold here!

Abbey said...

This sounds sooo good! My whole family has the cold and this seems like it would be the perfect remedy!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Yum! How comforting! The mushrooms and wild rice are such a nice addition here.

tasteofbeirut said...

Very good soup, I would make it real soon, would just switch to milk instead of cream; lovely flavors and comforting.

The Food Hound said...

I was craving a soup just like this the other day, but I don't have anything like it in my recipe holster! New addition!

Lazaro Cooks! said...

I am not a big turkey fan, but I would gladly have a bowl. Love the wild rice and great flavor profile.

MaryMoh said...

Would be a very good way to use up leftover turkey for this lovely dish...so creamy and delicious. Would be great as a dip...mmm

Rhandi said...

This recipe looks and sounds absolutely devine! You can always count on the Pionner Woman for savory, yummy, comfort food. Can't wait to try this one!

Lisa said...

This soup really does look hearty. I love rice in soup and this would probably be a great recipe to use up Thanksgiving leftovers. By the way, I'm holding a giveaway on my blog for Orglamix Organic makeup and you're welcome to come by and enter. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2010/12/orglamix-organic-mineral-makeup-review.html

Joanne said...

Mmm that looks amazingly creamy delicious! All you'd have to do is get of whiff of that to come running.

A Year on the Grill said...

This is so beautiful... i love all the ingredients, so thick... on my list!

Heather said...

Thaaaaat looks amazing.

The Japanese Redneck said...

We'll be needing lot's of soup for this cold front this week.

whozyerdanny said...

MMM this looks so rich!

Pushpa said...

Yummy soup,looks so lovely.

Kevin said...

That soup looks so creamy and good! It has been to long since I last used wild rice.

Mags @ the Other Side of 50 said...

Just finished off a pot of ham and bean soup and looking for my next soup to make. I don't have any more leftover turkey but chicken will do nicely in this. Great looking soup!

Raina said...

This soup looks really delicious. No, I cannot think of any reason not to make it:) Definitely will put the ingredients on my shopping list for this week. Thanks!

5 Star Foodie said...

This is a great looking soup, so creamy and I love all the flavors in it, the addition of mushrooms is excellent!

Chow and Chatter said...

lovely soup and so good for cooler weather can i have a bowl i am hungry!

ThatJewCanCook said...

This is like pot pie minues the pastry...love it!

scrambledhenfruit said...

Soup is perfect when it's as cold as it is right now- yours looks delicious!

Diana's Cocina said...

Wild rice is something I rarely cook with. Thanks for reminging me how wonderful it can be in such an incredible soup.

Angie's Recipes said...

Creaming, flavourful and comforting! Gotta get some wild rice this week.

Sophie said...

What a grand & festive good for you soup this is!!

Looks incredibly tasty, Velva!

We Are Not Martha said...

Ooh this is my kind of soup! I absolutely love wild rice and this looks so creamy and delicious :)

Sues

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Anna's Table said...

Velva, thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave a comment. I just joined as a follower and can't wait to share recipes. Your soup looks incredibly rich and comforting, perfect for leftover turkey.

Hungry Dog said...

Looks delicious, and another idea to add to the post-Thanksgiving turkey leftover repertoire :)

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

This looks sinfully delicious. I would love to make this. Yum.

thefattyreader said...

mmm I love wild rice in soups :)

Rich Fletcher said...

Hi Velva :) Thanks for checking out my blog, and the nice words. Figured I slide on over and see what you;ve got cooking. :) and what do i find, Amazing soups, my weakness ( for some reason they always turn into stews lol ) cool pictures , and loads of chatter !! Awesome. Thanks for the great ideas, Ill have to give this one a try.
Rich

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Now I wish I had some more turkey left to make this! Bookmarked for the next roasted chicken!

Susan Fields said...

I love making a big batch of soup and freezing some for busy weeknights, and this one sounds great!

Chris said...

One of my favorites that my mom makes!

Kim said...

This soup (either made with turkey or chicken) is one of my favorite soups on the planet! Perfect Sunday Supper Velva!

Stella said...

Yum, Velva! This creamy soup looks so good. I remember stuff like this. I do, I do... Oh, and very wholesome too with the wild rice:)

Kitchen Boffin said...

oh! that must be quite yummy... oooh!

Erica said...

What a wonderful soup....rich and comforting!I would love a bowl now!

lisa is cooking said...

I love wild rice, and this sounds perfect for a cold night!

grace said...

any soup containing that much cream can find its way into my belly any day. what a luscious soup, velva--bravo!

pigpigscorner said...

That looks so creamy and comforting! I crave for soups when it's cold too!

LaDivaCucina said...

Great photo, Velva! And the soup looks so delicious!

Ingrid said...

My children love soup and yours look hearty enough to fill my teenage twin boys! Sunday just might be turkey (probably chicken) and wild rice soup day. Thanks for sharing!
~ingrid

Suhaina said...

looks extremely appetizing. wonderful recipe and tempting clicks too.

Sommer J said...

Wow that looks absolutely perfect!!! May have to try this with chicken. Will bookmark!!

Mimi said...

This will be perfect for us. During the fall/winter months we have Sunday soup suppers, very simple just bread and soup, both homemade. Mimi

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