Delicious and easy to make soup - perfect for holiday leftovers.
Keyword quick, Thanksgiving, turkey soup
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 1hour50minutes
Total Time 2hours
Author Cultured Palate
1turkey carcasswith a little meat left on
4cupsof riceomit for Paleo
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Place all ingredients except the rice in stock pot.
Add enough water to cover plus several cups.
Bring all ingredients except the rice to a boil in a pot larger enough for the turkey carcass and reduce heat to simmer. I use a 3 gallon pot.
Simmer 1 - 6 hours.
Add the rice 30 minutes before serving.
Cook until rice is done.
Stir frequently and check water level.
Add more water as necessary.
I normally will simmer this recipe most if not all day. A slow cooking seems to release more flavor from the carcass and the meat left just falls off.
Tip For Making Turkey Soup
For added flair, add a chunk of turkey (or chicken) to each soup bowl and top with sour cream.
Add any leftover vegetable you may have e.g bell peppers, celery, carrots
Add extra fresh or dried spices
You can also use chicken in the same way
After the soup is ready, let it cool then freeze in sealed containers
Skip the rice and use as a stock for many other dishes such as stews, casseroles, and risottos
You can even make turkey soup from a frozen turkey carcass. When I am not planning on using the carcass immediately, I place it in a gallon freezer bag and freeze it for use in this recipe at a later date.