Prep 25 mins
Cook 10 mins
From Eating Well 2008 This is a healthier twist on a classic creamy turkey and wild rice soup that hails from Minnesota. Serve with a crisp romaine salad and whole-grain bread. 4.5 Points per 1 cup serving. Ingredient note: Quick-cooking or instant wild rice has been parboiled to reduce the cooking time. Conventional wild rice takes 40 to 50 minutes to cook. Be sure to check the cooking directions when selecting your rice—some brands labeled “quick” take about 30 minutes to cook. If you can't find the quick-cooking variety, just add cooked conventional wild rice along with the turkey at the end of Step 2. Tip: To poach chicken breasts, place boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a medium skillet or saucepan. Add lightly salted water to cover and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer gently until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 12 minutes.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil, extra-virgin
- 2 cups mushrooms, sliced (about 4 ounces)
- 3⁄4 cup celery, chopped
- 3⁄4 cup carrot, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup shallot, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper, freshly ground
- 4 cups chicken broth, reduced-sodium
- 1 cup wild rice, quick cooking variety
- 3 cups turkey (12 ounces shredded cooked)
- 1⁄2 cup sour cream, reduced-fat
- 2 tablespoons parsley, fresh chopped
- Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add mushrooms, celery, carrots and shallots and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add flour, salt and pepper and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes more.
- Add broth and bring to a boil, scraping up any browned bits. Add rice and reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook until the rice is tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in turkey (or chicken), sour cream and parsley and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes more.
Delicious! I made mine with chicken, and the only substitution I made was 1/4 cup regular sour cream plus 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt, because I didn't have lowfat sour cream on hand. This is a hearty and filling soup that is definitely better the next day, after being refrigerated overnight. You may need to add a bit of water when you reheat it as the rice absorbed a lot of the moisture. Definitely a keeper!