Recipe of the Week: Turkey and Wild Rice Soup
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.