I hope all of you enjoyed your Thanksgiving this year! We had some friends over and had a feast with all the fixin's. Spent a lazy day eating, playing games, watching movies, eating some more. It is easy to say the day after is definitely recovery day. I will probably have to eat very light the rest of the week to try to lose the extra calories I consumed. So what do you do with your leftovers? I make Taquitos, Potato Balls, and Soup. I can tell you that some soup and salad is in store for me for a bit until I lose the extra pounds I put on cooking and eating the holiday meal.
This is how I make Turkey and rice soup using pretty much nothing but my leftovers and a few scoops of cooked rice.
For the stock:
1 cup chopped celery,
1 cup chopped onion,
1 cup chopped carrot,
2 tsp salt,
1/2 tsp pepper
the carcass of a turkey
1 bay leaf
4 sprigs of parsley
For the Soup:
2 cups cooked turkey
2 cups cooked rice
1 tsp italian seasoning
parsley for garnish
Reserve 2 cups of cooked chopped Turkey meat from your meal.
After you have taken off most the meat add Turkey Carcass, celery, onion, carrot, salt, pepper, bay leaf an parsley to a pot of water. Fill pot with cold water. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 2 hours
Cool Slightly and strain the broth into a bowl. Dispose of Carcass and cooked vegetables.
Refrigerate and remove fat from the top of the broth.
Return broth to a large pan and reheat slowly to boiling and then reduce to a simmer. Add 2 cups cooked turkey and 2 cups cooked rice. Garnish with parsley and serve.