Turkey and Brown Rice Soup

This Turkey Brown Rice Soup is a great way to use up turkey dinner leftovers! It’s simple to make, and so delicious!


  • 6 cups turkey or chicken stock
  • salt ((if necessary, adjust to taste))
  • pepper
  • 1/23/4 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 24 cups leftover turkey meat (shredded or finely chopped (basically use as much as you would like))
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 23 carrots (chopped)
  • 2 celery sticks (chopped)
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1 1/2 cups peas or green beans


  1. Bring your stock to a low boil, then add the rice. Cook until the rice is done.  See notes.
  2. While the rice is simmering, saute the carrots, celery and onion in the butter until soft. Stir in the thyme.  Set aside.
  3. Once the rice has cooked, add the cooked vegetables and turkey.
  4. Simmer gently for about 20 minutes.
  5. Add peas, simmer for about 5 more minutes.  See notes.


  • If you have leftover rice, instead of adding uncooked rice, add your leftover rice about 15 minutes before you serve the soup.
  • Add leftover carrots, green beans, basically anything you think would taste great in soup! I’ve even added chickpeas!