Are you tired of turkey yet? Me too. That ‘s the great thing about a freezer. This bird made so much food we had to freeze some of it for later. Recipe 3: Turkey and Rice Soup
Remember that carcass (what a word! It sounds kinda gross but what else do I call it?) you saved and those veggies and drippings from roasting the bird in recipe 1? Well now is the time to use them! They are freezable. This recipe could be made in the distant future. That’s why we have the deep freeze.
Turkey and Rice Soup (crock pot recipe)
6 cups chicken broth
1 turkey carcass
saved drippings and veggies from recipe 1
1 onion sauteed
4 garlic cloves minced
Parsley to taste
Pepper to taste
Place in a large crock pot. If you don’t enjoy a slight citrus taste then remove the oranges and discard. We left ours in for a nice change. Cook on low heat for 6 hours or so. We started ours in the morning before work and finished it when we got home.
3 ribs Celery diced
4 carrots diced
1 cup of rice (no rice? Use noodles!)
Cook on low for 1 hour. If it needs a little extra turn it to high until rice is done. We like our veggies crunchy.
We had to freeze some of the soup. Our family is turkeyed out right now. The beauty of cooking a turkey though is freezing it and using it again later or even making casseroles for later. It doesn’t need to be consumed at once or over a week like ours. Next time I am freezing the carcass and making turkey salad for sandwiches and possibly trying out Eden Isle Turkey. What do you think? Turkey the multiple meal bird is not just for the holidays. It is an economical alternative for my family when we find a good sale. This little bird fed us all week long.