Now that Thanksgiving is over, are you on the hunt for recipes to use up your leftovers? As our family grows, the leftover amount seems to dwindle but I always seem to have a little which works well for this recipe. And what better way to start off using the leftovers that you just spend a day cooking then with a really simple and easy soup recipe? Sounds good, right?!?
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Another benefit to this soup, you don’t need turkey to make it. Chicken will work just as well. If you’re cooking a chicken in water, just use the broth from that. Use a fat separator to help remove the oil from the broth. If you’re adding in already cooked turkey or chicken, you’ll need some broth.
These measurements are approximates because, well, we are using leftovers after all.
- 2 cups turkey or chicken (or more if you have it)
- 2 cups veggies, green beans, peas, corn or mixed veggies
- 1.5 cups uncooked rice
- 2 celery stalks
- 1 onion
- 32 oz chicken stock/broth
- 6-8 cups water
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Place all ingredients in a large stock pot and simmer until rice is cooked. Season with salt and pepper.