Thanksgiving turkey leftovers have never been so delicious. Wild rice adds a nutty flavor--plus extra protein and fiber--to this creamy, hearty soup. Try this easy, healthy turkey recipe to help you use your holiday extras.

Hilary Meyer
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Winter 2020


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrots, celery, mushrooms, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened and the mushrooms have begun to release their liquid, about 6 minutes.

  • Sprinkle flour over the vegetables; cook, stirring, until the vegetables are coated and beginning to brown, about 1 minute more. Add broth and water; cook, scraping up any browned bits, for 1 minute.

  • Add wild rice and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to maintain a simmer, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 40 minutes. Add green beans; cover and continue cooking until the beans are soft and the rice is tender, about 10 minutes more.

  • Add turkey (or chicken), milk, lemon juice, and thyme. Cook, stirring, until warmed through.

Nutrition Facts

311.5 calories; protein 23.7g 47% DV; carbohydrates 33.6g 11% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 3.7g 15% DV; sugars 7.8g; fat 9.5g 15% DV; saturated fat 2.8g 14% DV; cholesterol 55.9mg 19% DV; vitamin a iu 3944.4IU 79% DV; vitamin c 6.8mg 11% DV; folate 70.2mcg 18% DV; calcium 138.8mg 14% DV; iron 2mg 11% DV; magnesium 85.5mg 31% DV; potassium 681.2mg 19% DV; sodium 454mg 18% DV.