Warm and Comforting Turkey Wild Rice Soup

Warm and Comforting Turkey Wild Rice Soup

This hearty soup combines the savory flavors of turkey with the nutty texture of wild rice, creating a dish that’s perfect for a cozy evening. This soup is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients, making it a wholesome meal for any day of the week.


– 1 cup wild rice
– 1 lb cooked turkey, shredded
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 1 medium onion, diced
– 3 cloves garlic, minced
– 3 medium carrots, diced
– 3 celery stalks, diced
– 8 cups chicken or turkey broth
– 1 teaspoon dried thyme
– 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
– 1 bay leaf
– Salt and pepper to taste
– 1 cup heavy cream or half-and-half
– 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (optional, for garnish)


1. Prepare the Wild Rice: Rinse the wild rice under cold water. In a medium saucepan, combine the wild rice with 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 45 minutes or until the rice is tender. Drain any excess water and set the rice aside.

2. Sauté Vegetables: In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion, garlic, carrots, and celery. Sauté for about 5-7 minutes, until the vegetables are tender and the onion is translucent.

3. Combine Ingredients: Add the cooked wild rice, shredded turkey, and broth to the pot. Stir in the dried thyme, dried rosemary, bay leaf, salt, and pepper.

4. Simmer the Soup: Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 20-25 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

5. Add Cream: Stir in the heavy cream or half-and-half and let the soup heat through for an additional 5 minutes.

6. Serve: Remove the bay leaf. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Ladle the soup into bowls, and if desired, garnish with chopped fresh parsley.

This Warm and Comforting Turkey Wild Rice Soup is perfect for enjoying on a chilly day or whenever you’re in the mood for a nourishing and delicious meal.