Turkey Soup

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turkey soup

What You Need:

  • 1 Turkey carcass
  • 4 quarts water
  • 3 large onions, finely chopped
  • 3 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 pint half-and-half
  • 3 cups cooked turkey, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoons poultry seasoning, optional
  • salt and pepper to taste

How to Make It:

  1. In a large Dutch oven cook the carcass and water to make 3 quarts of stock. Remove any bones and save the meat. Strain the stock and set aside for later.
  2. In a saucepan combine the celery, carrots, onions, rice and 1 quart of the stock. Cook for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. In a large Dutch oven or stockpot melt the butter and add in the flour and heat until it is bubbly.
  3. Add the remaining 2 quarts of stock and the half-and-half; cook and stir until bubbly. Stir in the vegetable mixture made earlier and also add the turkey and seasonings to taste. Heat soup slowly until heated through.