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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.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Winter 2020


Recipe Summary

30 mins
1 hr 20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


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

1 3/4 cups
312 calories; protein 23.7g; carbohydrates 33.6g; dietary fiber 3.7g; sugars 7.8g; fat 9.5g; saturated fat 2.8g; cholesterol 55.9mg; vitamin a iu 3944.4IU; vitamin c 6.8mg; folate 70.2mcg; calcium 138.8mg; iron 2mg; magnesium 85.5mg; potassium 681.2mg; sodium 454mg.