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Turkey and Rice Soup

Turkey and Rice Soup (Vertical Diet)

Turkey and rice soup is a comforting dish that brings warmth and flavor to the table.

This hearty soup combines tender turkey, wholesome rice, and aromatic herbs for a satisfying meal.

This meal can be used as part of a vertical diet.

Key Takeaways

  • Who this meal appeals to: Ideal for those seeking a cozy, nourishing meal, perfect for chilly days or when craving a comforting dish.
  • Estimated Duration: Prep Time: 15 minutes, Cooking Time: 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Nutrition Facts: Rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals. A balanced meal with lean protein from turkey and carbohydrates from rice.

About This Recipe

This recipe yields a delicious soup that balances flavors and textures. It’s a versatile dish that allows for personal touches with added veggies or spices.

Equipment Required

  • Large pot
  • Wooden spoon
  • Chopping board
  • Knife


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 8 cups turkey or chicken broth
  • 2 cups cooked turkey, shredded or diced
  • 1 cup white rice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add diced onion, carrots, and celery. Sauté for 5-7 minutes until softened.
  3. Stir in minced garlic, dried thyme, and rosemary. Cook for an additional minute.
  4. Pour in turkey or chicken broth, bring to a boil.
  5. Add cooked turkey and rice to the pot. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20-25 minutes until rice is tender.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.

Side Dishes

  • Crusty bread or garlic bread
  • Simple green salad with vinaigrette

Storage Options

  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  • For longer storage, freeze in portions in freezer-safe containers for up to 2-3 months.

Ingredient Substitutes

  • Substitute turkey with shredded chicken for a variation.
  • Brown rice or wild rice can be used instead of white rice for a nuttier flavor and added nutrition.

Alternatives to This Meal

  • For a vegetarian option, replace turkey with tofu or chickpeas.
  • Experiment with different grains like quinoa or barley for a unique twist.

If you’re interested in following the vertical diet, you may also be interested in Spinach and Steak Salad and Beef and Rice Bowls.


Turkey and rice soup is a classic, versatile dish that offers comfort and nutrition in every spoonful. Easily customizable and perfect for those seeking a wholesome meal, it’s a go-to recipe for chilly evenings or when a comforting bowl of soup is desired.