Creamy Lemon Turkey Rice Soup

Creamy Lemon Turkey Rice Soup
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There are many times during the year when a good recipe for leftover turkey will come in handy – Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and more
Creamy Lemon Turkey Rice Soup
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There are many times during the year when a good recipe for leftover turkey will come in handy – Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and more
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Add the butter to a heavy dutch oven and saute the onion, chopped carrots and celery over a medium low setting for about 3 to 5 minutes. The vegetables should be softened, but not starting to brown.
  2. Sprinkle the flour over the vegetable mixture, and stir to coat evenly.
  3. Pour in first the milk, and then the turkey broth, slowly as you stir continuously.
  4. Measure in the uncooked rice to the pot. Cover, and cook for about 20 minutes, or until the rice is tender.
  5. Add the turkey, basil, salt, and pepper. Stir together.
  6. Allow the soup to simmer for 5 minutes to combine the flavors.
  7. Remove from heat.
  8. Stir in the lemon juice and zest, and chopped cilantro, just before serving.
  9. Garnish with lemon slices if desired.
Recipe Notes

Note: To make the turkey broth from a carcass, first cut off most of the meat, leaving some on the bones for flavor. Add the carcass to a large soup pot, and cover with water. Cover and boil for 1-2 hours. Remove the bones and skin, and it’s ready to use.

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