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Roast Turkey Vegetable Soup with Rice

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Next time you serve a roast turkey, use the leftovers to make this comforting soup. Cut off any meat thats clinging to the bones and wrap it so it does not dry out. Then use the carcass to make the stock.
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground pepper To Taste
  Carcass from roast turkey 1
  Water 3 1⁄2 Quart (or as needed)
  Yellow onion 1 Large, chopped
  Carrots 2 , chopped (peeled)
  Stalk celery 1 , chopped
  Fresh flat leaf parsley sprigs 4
  Fresh thyme sprigs 3
  Bay leaf 1
  Olive oil 5 Tablespoon
  Chopped yellow onion 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Peeled and diced carrot 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Diced celery 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Long grain white rice 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Sliced white button mushrooms 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Broccoli florets 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Diced cooked turkey 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Chopped fresh thyme 2 Teaspoon
  Chopped fresh flat leaf parsely 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Grated parmigiano reggiano 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

To make the stock, with your hands, break the carcass into big pieces and place them in a large stockpot with water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat, skimming off any foam that forms on the surface. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for about 1 hour, skimming as needed. Add the onion, carrots, celery, parsley, thyme and bay leaf. Cover partially and continue to simmer for about 1 1/2 hours more.

Line a chinois or other fine-mesh sieve with damp cheesecloth, pour the stock through the sieve into a large saucepan and return to high heat. Bring to a boil, adjust the heat to maintain a gentle boil and cook, uncovered, skimming if needed, until reduced to about 8 cups, about 1 hour. Remove from the heat and refrigerate, uncovered, until chilled, about 6 hours, then lift off and discard the fat solidified on top.

In a large saucepan over medium heat, warm 2 Tbs. of the olive oil. Add the onion, carrot and celery and sauté, stirring often, until the onion is tender and translucent, about 10 minutes. Add the rice and stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the rice is tender, about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a sauté pan over medium-high heat, warm the remaining 3 Tbs. oil. Add the mushrooms and sauté, stirring often, until tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Set aside.

Bring a saucepan three-fourths full of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat, add the broccoli florets and cook until tender but not falling apart, about 5 minutes. Drain, immerse in cold water to stop the cooking, drain again and set aside.

Add the turkey, mushrooms, broccoli and thyme to the saucepan and continue to cook until all the ingredients are heated through, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Ladle the soup into warmed bowls and sprinkle with the parsley or cheese. Serves 6 to 8.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
660 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
750 Minutes
Roast Turkey Vegetable Soup with Rice

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