For the Cold Days

This is a soup for the cold days that have hopefully left us for awhile. Today it was around the 80 degree mark, but two weeks ago it was snowing and we got about 2 and half inches of snow! Looking for something to make on the cool evenings that warmed the tummy of my family and easy to throw together in the crock pot, I made turkey wild rice soup in the crock pot. I used some leftover turkey from our Easter supper and voila, a lovely soup was made! Onto the recipe.

Ingredients:

8-10 c. chicken stock

8 oz. uncooked wild rice

1 T. olive oil

1 medium chopped onion

2 ribs of diced celery

2 diced carrots

1/2 tsp. black pepper

2 T. bouillon

4 T. butter

1/2 c. flour

2 c. cream

2 c. cooked diced turkey

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

In the crock pot, add the chicken stock and uncooked wild rice; set to high. In a large skillet add the olive oil and saute the onion, celery and carrots on medium heat; for about 10 minutes. Season with the black pepper and add the sauteed vegetables to the crock pot. Stir in the bouillon and cook on high 3-4 hours or 6-8 on low, until the wild rice and veggies are tender.

In the same skillet, melt a 1/2 stick of butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for a minute or two. Gradually add the cream and whisk constantly. Add some more chicken stock to thin, if you feel it is too thick…thin it to your liking. Once the consistency is thickened to your liking and smooth, add the sauce to the crock pot. Stir to combine. Add the turkey and cook on high for 15-20 minutes, until heated through. Taste and season as needed. Enjoy!

 

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