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A perfect recipe to use up leftover turkey, such as Bone-in Oven-Baked Turkey Breast. Flavorful and Healthy Turkey Wild Rice Soup is a hearty chowder made with wild and brown rice, potato, vegetables, and spices.
I am always looking for recipes to use up leftover turkey. This recipes is a healthier option than cream based tetrazzini recipes. Made with healthy ingredients, it is a warming chowder.
Ingredients for Turkey Wild Rice Soup
This soup is hearty, but not heavy on calories. To work with the Mediterranean Diet, I use whole grain brown rice and add a couple of tablespoons of brown wild rice. This is a healthier alternative to white rice or a wild rice mixture.
This is a great Wild and Brown Rice Mixture.
To continue with whole grains, I substituted whole wheat pastry flour in place of all-purpose. I really don't see a difference in the finished product. If you can't find whole wheat pastry flour, you could substitute white whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour.
I also cut back on cream in the recipe to keep it heart-healthy. For this recipe, I only add 1/2 cup of half & half to add a creamy flavor.
I added 2 cups of cubed potatoes. You could add pasta or white Cannelloni beans if you prefer.
A mixture of carrots, celery, onion, and garlic adds flavor.
Two cups of shredded turkey and spices finish the soup.
Serve with a green salad, dressed with olive oil and white wine vinegar and a crust of toast with melted cheese.