- 1 cup Minute Rice® Instant White Rice
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 carrots, diced
- 2 ribs celery, diced
- 1 onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp ground sage
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 4 cups turkey or chicken broth
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 1/2 cups chopped turkey
- 1 cup turkey gravy
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- baguette slices, for serving (optional)
Prepare rice according to package directions.
Melt butter in a large saucepan set over medium heat.
Sauté carrots, celery, onions, garlic, sage, salt and pepper for 3 to 5 minutes, or until softened.
Stir in broth and bay leaves and bring to a boil. Stir in turkey and gravy. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, or until veggies are tender.
Stir in rice and peas. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until rice is heated through and peas are cooked.
Remove bay leaves. Serve soup with baguette slices, if using.
Leftover Turkey Ideas
When Thanksgiving ends, the last thing you want to do is throw any leftover turkey out. Why not try using some of the tender bits of turkey for spicy turkey chilli or taco-stuffed sweet potatoes? You can even make a turkey Ragú sauce for your spaghetti.
Those larger slices and cubes of turkey are also perfect for turkey tetrazzini and turkey pot pie.
Your turkey will only last around 3 to 4 days in your fridge, so get cooking!
This recipe may require some time, but trust us when we say it’s worth it! Don’t let any part of the turkey go to waste. Try your hand at making homemade turkey broth by using the leftover bones. Break the carcass apart into smaller pieces and cover it with water. Add salt to taste and let it simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until the broth is flavourful.
You have come to the right place if you are getting into soup recipes. Minute Rice® has several delicious options to choose from. If you enjoy the classic Broccoli & Cheese combo, you need to try this Broccoli Cheese and Rice Soup. Made with white rice, milk, condensed cream of mushroom soup, frozen chopped broccoli and shredded cheddar cheese, this soup will surely please the whole family.
If you want the classic Chicken Noodle Soup, try our Chunky Chicken Vegetable Soup variation. Made with chicken breast, assorted veggies, chicken broth, Italian salad dressing, white rice and topped with fresh parsley, you might prefer this variant to the old, original boring one!
If you are feeling feisty and want to break out of your comfort zone and try some International dishes, why not try our Creamy Thai Soup?