Chinese Turkey Soup Recipe: A Fresh Idea for Leftover Turkey

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This Chinese soup recipe for turkey helps you enjoy your leftover turkey after Thanksgiving dinner. Here are the steps to making it. (You can also enjoy the holiday with butternut squash soup recipe, turkey fried rice and these Thankgiving quotes.)

First, How to Make the Stock

  1. Remove the turkey meat from the turkey bones to save for making sandwiches later or for stir-fry turkey and rice/noodles. Break up the turkey bones to fit the pot better.

  2. Put drippings, giblets that weren't used in a large pot, add 1/3 coup of sliced ginger, then cover with water by 1.5 inches.

  3. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a bare simmer for 4.5 hours. If you have a slow cooker, use it.

  4. Remove the bones and other contents. Use a mesh strainer to filter the stock.

You can substitute chicken stock with this homemade turkey stock in this butternut squash soup recipe to enjoy another Thanksgiving side dish.

To Make the Soup

Ingredients

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  • Rice -- 1 cup
  • Turkey stock -- 6 cups
  • Onion -- 1 cup, chopped
  • Carrots -- 1 cup chopped
  • Celery -- 1 cup chopped
  • Salt --1 teaspoon or to taste
  • Pepper -- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Water -- 2 cups
  • Turkey meat -- 1 cup (optional)
  • Cilantro -- 1/3 cup

Directions

  • Put rice and water in a soup pot, bring to a boil.
  • Add turkey stock and other ingredients except cilantro.
  • Bring to a boil again and then reduce the heat to cook at a bare simmer until the rice and vegetables are cooked through and soft.
  • When the soup is nice and thick, add cilantro to stir well and turn off the heat.
  • Serve hot.

Do you know that turkey is a great source of selenium, a nutrient that shields newly formed skin cells from damage brought on by inflammation, chemicals, or too much exposure to the sun? New skin cells are what make your skin look soft and young. When you enjoy turkey, you are making your skin happy too.

 

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