Turkey Rice Soup

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This is a great recipe to use up that holiday turkey.

Turkey Rice Soup

Leftover turkey parts with meat (carcass, wings, drumsticks, skin, legs)
1 teaspoon Peppercorns
3-4 Celery stalks
2-3 Bay leaves
half an onion, quartered

Soup:
4 Carrots, sliced
4 cloves garlic, chopped
4 stalks celery, chopped
1 onion, chopped
Thyme (6 sprigs fresh or 1 tablespoon dry)
2 cups organic rice
salt and pepper

Place all leftover turkey parts in pot, cover with water. Add celery stalks, peppercorns, bay leaves and 1/2 onion in pot. Cover and cook on medium heat for 2-3 hours or until meat falls off bones very easily. Strain out meat/bones and set aside to cool. When cool, remove meat and strain broth back into pot. Discard peppercorns, celery and onion. Leave bay leaves in stock. Cool meat and then pick off bones, chop and set aside.

In pot with stock, add chopped carrots, celery and onion. Add thyme and garlic, cook until veggies are soft then add rice and turkey meat. Cover and cook 40 minutes, add turkey meat back in and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Turkey Rice Soup