Turkey and Rice Soup

My boys had never had homemade turkey soup before and honestly thought I was nuts for suggesting rice in a soup.  I just knew I had to make them a classic turkey and rice soup to try.  

I took our favorite chicken/noodle soup recipe and just made some minor modifications for a delicious soup that simmered in the crock pot most of the day.

It is such an easy meal to make!


10 cups water
5 chicken bullion cubes
2 stalks celery; sliced
2 large carrots; peeled and sliced
1 Tbsp onion flakes
1 tsp minced garlic
2 bay leaves
1/4 tsp rosemary
1/4 tsp thye
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 cup diced leftover turkey
1 cup white Jasmine rice

In my large crock pot I put the water water, chicken bullion, celery, carrots, onion flakes, garlic, bay leaves, rosemary, thyme, lemon juice and turkey.  I them on low all day.  

When it was just an hour or so before dinnertime,  I added in the cup of rice and gave everything a nice stir then put the lid back on until we were ready to eat. 

I served the soup with some fresh bread and butter and on a cold, snowy, winter night, it really hit the spot.  The boys LOVED it!  (Well, the two that will eat soup enjoyed it anyway)

We like a nice thick, hearty soup but you could cut back on the rice or add a bit more water/ broth if you prefer a thinner soup.  

It was loaded with flavor and even the leftovers were gobbled up in just a day. 

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  1. sounds delish- thanks for sharing!

  2. I don't think I have ever had turkey soup. It looks and sounds delicious. It would be a great way for us to use our leftover turkey at Christmas x

  3. Looks hearty and delicious.

  4. Oh, I love rice in soup! It looks delicious!

    1. Thank you; I rarely think of using rice (or barley or quinoa or anything other than noodles).

  5. Your turkey and rice soup looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, 567 and hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
    Miz Helen


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