Delightfully Warm Turkey & Wild Rice Stew

Delightfully Warm Turkey & Wild Rice Stew

This hearty and comforting Turkey & Wild Rice Stew is perfect for chilly nights or anytime you crave a filling, soul-warming meal. Packed with tender turkey, nutty wild rice, and a medley of vegetables, this stew is not only flavorful but also nutritious. The slow-cooked broth, enriched with herbs and spices, ties everything together into an irresistible dish that’s sure to please everyone at the table.

– 1 lb turkey breast, cubed
– 1 cup wild rice
– 4 cups chicken or turkey broth
– 1 medium onion, chopped
– 2 carrots, diced
– 2 celery stalks, sliced
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
– 1 bay leaf
– 1 tsp dried thyme
– 1 tsp dried rosemary
– Salt and pepper to taste
– 2 tbsp olive oil
– Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

1. **Prepare the Turkey:** In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the cubed turkey and cook until browned on all sides. Remove the turkey from the pot and set aside.

2. **Sauté the Vegetables:** In the same pot, add the chopped onion, carrots, and celery. Sauté for about 5 minutes until they start to soften. Add the minced garlic and sliced mushrooms, cooking for another 2-3 minutes.

3. **Add Broth and Spices:** Pour in the chicken or turkey broth, and add the bay leaf, dried thyme, and dried rosemary. Stir well to combine.

4. **Cook the Rice:** Add the wild rice to the pot, and bring the mixture to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer, covered, for about 45 minutes or until the rice is tender.

5. **Combine Turkey and Season:** Return the browned turkey to the pot, and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Let the stew simmer for another 10-15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

6. **Serve:** Remove the bay leaf before serving. Ladle the stew into bowls and garnish with freshly chopped parsley.

Enjoy your Delightfully Warm Turkey & Wild Rice Stew with a slice of crusty bread or a side salad for a complete meal.