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Leftover Turkey and Rice Soup (30 Minute Meal)

Leftover Turkey and Rice Soup

  • Author: Mila Furman
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 people 1x


My leftover turkey and rice soup is the perfect comfort food after cooking for days for a Thanksgiving feast. Turn your Thanksgiving turkey into a super comforting and healthy soup in only 30 minutes and just a few ingredients!


  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion (diced)
  • 2 large carrots (peeled and chopped into half moons)
  • 2 large celery ribs (chopped into half moons)
  • 3 thyme stems
  • 2 cups leftover turkey (white or dark meat is fine)
  • 1/4 cup of uncooked rice
  • 67 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp of Better Than Bouillon
  • juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • a handful of parsley stems and some chopped parsley as a garnish


  1. Throw all your veggies into a pot with olive oil heated to medium heat and let them sweat for about 5-10 minutes. No need for color here so feel free to cover with a lid. And in your thyme and please do season with salt and pepper. Feel free to add some minced garlic as well.
  2. Pour in about 6-7 cups of chicken broth into the pot.
  3. While the soup is bubbling away, shred the turkey.
  4. Add in your turkey and a handful of parsley stems. I just feel like they make all the flavor difference.
  5. Add the rice and continue simmering.
  6. Let the soup simmer away for about 20 minutes. Taste for seasoning.
  7. Add in Better than Bouillon. Add it in 1 tbsp at a time, making sure you mix it well each time until desired flavor is achieved.
  8. Add in juice of a lemon and taste.
  9. Now pour yourself a hearty bowl of soup and slurp away the hard days!
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Soup
  • Cuisine: American
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