Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Recipe of the Week: Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

Okay...since we have a new baby and have to pay over $1000/month (no, I didn't accidentally add a zero) for daycare, we have no extra money to throw around on frivolous things like paying to have other people cook our food.

So...I am cooking more. Yay, me!

Now, I am not claiming to be any kind of culinary expert. I don't know how to mix flavors and I will often take the easy way out (ie: buying broth instead of making it like other hardcore people with more of a life than me). But, I figure, I am bound to come across some new recipes that maybe my 2 loyal readers haven't seen before.

I will post the good ones, here.

First up...Turkey and Wild Rice Soup. Full recipe found here, if you want to go crazy and try it the long and hard way.


  • 2 cups cooked turkey (I used ground turkey...easier to deal with)
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 1 cup celery
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 tsp Sage
  • 1 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cups spinach leaves

My way is pretty straight forward. Brown the turkey, dump the fat, and throw it in the crock pot.

Chop up the celery, carrots, and onion and throw them in the crock pot.

Dump the chicken broth into the crock pot.

Dump the rice into the crock pot.

Add the sage and balsamic vinegar.

Throw the spinach into the crock pot.

Turn the crock pot on Low for 10 hours and dig in when you get home from work.

This recipe makes a TON of soup, so be prepared for leftovers.

My verdict: Pretty darn good. Probably would have been better if I got an actual turkey, or turkey strips or chunks or something. Also...you should add salt to the ingredients. But, overall, pretty good and certainly healthy.


OurFishFamily said...

I'm so excited for this "recipe of the week" addition to the blog... watch out Bobby Flay!

JasonP said...

You'll be really excited to see the one I have for next week. I'm cooking "Mark and Meghan's Yummy Creamy Sausage Pasta stuff." That's my official name for it.

Anonymous said...

See here is where roasted chicken comes in. Buy a whole roasted chicken. Eat it, use the left overs later in the week for your turkey soup recipe, only you have chicken, not turkey. Yum. I *heart* roasted chickens.

Roadiee said...

Your funny!!! & its better the 2nd day which makes it easier the night you're eating - make ahead & enjoy!!!

Staci said...

You want a super fast and cheap and easy dinner that takes 20 minutes??

Brown a pound of your favorite ground animal (beef, turkey, etc)

Season it with a bit of garlic salt and lemon pepper.

While browning the ground boil some water for Kraft Mac 'n Cheese - or whatever brand you prefer. Cook as directed.

When both are done, combine in one pot - ta da!! WAAAAY better than Hamburger Helper.

Make some green beans or broccoli for some veggies and enjoy.

This is your Grandpa's FAVORITE dinner. Uncle Steve also enjoys it with tuna - YUCK!!

I can't NOT chime in on this Supreme Court thing

So, it's no secret on this page that I am rapidly pro-life.  I don't beat around the bush on this topic.  But, what you may not know...