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A creamy rice, turkey and vegetable soup made in the slow cooker. A great way to use up leftover turkey!

Slow Cooker Creamy Wild Rice and Turkey Soup | www.tasteandtellblog.com

Some days, I feel like I really have it together.  Like on Saturday, I got up, made breakfast for my husband, breakfast for my daughter, and even managed to eat some breakfast myself.  I managed to get things semi cleaned up.  For lunch, my daughter requested mac and cheese, and I was able to whip up a quick homemade mac and cheese for her.  I got some things done on the computer that had been sitting on my desk for a week, and fed my family a homemade dinner that night.

Let me say – this was not a typical day in my house.  As I sit here now, typing, I look around my house and there is not a clean room in sight.  Last night’s dinner was leftovers.  I ate candy corn for lunch.  Obviously, yesterday was not one of those “I have it all together” days.  As much as I want to have a constantly clean house and 3 meals a day on the table, it just has not been happening a lot lately.  Which is why I have been stock-piling easy recipes more than usual lately.  And it doesn’t get any easier than this soup!!

Slow Cooker Creamy Wild Rice and Turkey Soup | www.tasteandtellblog.com

I had seen this soup online, and when found myself wondering what to do with a bunch of turkey leftovers, I knew that this would be making an appearance on my table.  I don’t normally like to do recipes that call for a certain product, because what if you fall in love with this soup and 3 years down the road, they stop making this rice?  But, since I was feeling lazy, I went with the boxed rice mix.  If I make this again, I’m definitely going to try doing a wild rice mix and adding my own seasonings, just so that this can be a soup that I can make with what I have in the house.

This is a great recipe if you have leftover turkey or chicken that you are trying to use up.  Since I’m not the biggest fan of the texture that chicken gets in the slow cooker, this adaptation was perfect for me.  Let the soup cook low and slow, and then add in the meat at the end. This got 2 thumbs up from us!

Slow Cooker Creamy Wild Rice and Turkey Soup | www.tasteandtellblog.com

Creamy Wild Rice and Turkey Soup {Slow Cooker}
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A creamy rice, turkey and vegetable soup made in the slow cooker. A great way to use up leftover turkey!
Serves: 8 servings
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 package Long Grain Wild Rice Rice-a-Roni
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded turkey (or chicken)
  1. In a large slow cooker, combine the broth, water, rice and seasoning packet, carrots and celery. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper and flour. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Stir the flour mixture into the butter and cook for a minute or two. Whisk in the milk slowly, whisking to avoid clumps. Stir the cream mixture into the slow cooker. Add the turkey. Cook on low for 15 more minutes to heat through.
  3. Recipe adapted from Allrecipes.com

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24 Responses to Creamy Wild Rice and Turkey Soup {Slow Cooker}

  1. I’m obsessed with my slow-cooker right now, and soups, so I’ll be making this one!

  2. corina says:

    Healthy, delicious and looks great your soup! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. This is delicious and perfect for a cold, rainy day like we are having here in Upstate New York! I love soup and I love that it is made in the slow cooker. Simple, and delicious! Can not wait to try!

  4. Bev Weidner says:


    This reminds me to cook in my slow cooker this week!

    and then dance and sing around the slow cooker to the point of PAIN.

  5. Brigitt says:

    This looks like the perfect meal for my lunches this week. It’s soo cold all of the sudden–I need a yummy soup to warm me up!

  6. This looks fabulous! I was just thinking on Friday about wanting some new soup recipes and this one fits the bill. And as I look around right now, oh wait I don’t want to see the mess they’ve made 🙂

  7. This looks awesome. I love that it is a slow cooker recipe. Can’t wait to try it!

  8. i have a wild rice soup that my mom always makes that is my all-time favorite. i can’t wait to try this variation, esp since it can be made in the slow cooker!

  9. I love that soup season is finally here! Looks like this is one I will have to try!

  10. Joanne says:

    I rarely have it together and I don’t even have kids! At least you’ve got your slow cooker usage under control. this soup sounds so good!

  11. I love creamy wild rice soup – this looks great! I wish I could have it together all the time! If I can get 2 days a week together, I am thinking that is good!

  12. Nell says:

    I have made this one before! Love it! I added a bit of onion just to up the veggies. It is a complete warm up your insides meal!

  13. Annie says:

    Looks great! I assume you add the veggies in the slow cooker with the rice, etc.? I don’t think it says in the instructions.

  14. Ali says:

    I’ve never taste or even heard of wild rice soup, looks so delicious. I’ll make this when i have some chicken leftovers. can’t wait 🙂

  15. Katrina says:

    I love a good, hearty, soup. This sounds fabulous!

  16. Julie says:

    thanx this looks and sound licious:) keep posting slow cooker recipes please I just bought one and need some yummy recipes!!:)

  17. Robyn says:

    Deborah, I made this last night and it was delicious! I used chicken instead of turkey (it’s what was in the fridge…) and we loved it! Thanks for (another!) great recipe. I hope you guys are doing well!

  18. Food Lover says:

    This soup looks sooo delicious, it looks like a real comfort food! 🙂

  19. Mary says:

    Has anyone ever substituted almond milk or rice milk for the milk in this or other creamy soup recipe? We can’t do dairy but love these cream based soups.

  20. Kay says:

    I’m going to try your recipe, but was wondering if it would work just as well to put raw chicken in the crockpot in the beginning, with the rice and veggies? Thanks!!

    • Deborah says:

      I haven’t tried it, but I would guess that it would work just fine if you add the chicken in to cook. Let me know if you try it!

  21. Jessica says:

    I’m not a fan of wild rice so I subbed Texmati rice (a form of Basmati). Putting it in at the beginning was a huge mistake. If you’re thinking of doing something similar, DON’T. Either follow the recipe as is or put any other kind of rice in much much later. Lesson learned!

    • Deborah says:

      So sorry it didn’t work out for you!! But it’s good to know that it doesn’t work with a different rice. I’ve only ever tried it with the packaged rice.

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