Turkey Soup with Brown Rice –

Turkey soup is one of the most simple and quick dishes to make. It’s also very healthy and low in calories. You can be enjoying a hearty bowl of this in no time at all.

Today I want to share with you a delicious and hearty nourishing soup recipe that I made this week. I made it with turkey, but you can use either chicken or beef for this soup. This soup is also very healthy and filling and I like to serve it with brown rice. Serve it with some bread and you will be good to go!

I’ve been doing a lot of searching and experimenting and I think I’ve come up with a recipe that I think you’re all going to love. I’m talking about my new favorite dish, Turkey Soup with Brown Rice. I love making Turkey Soup with Brown Rice because I pair it with my favorite grain – brown rice. This combination is so amazing and so healthy.

Turkey and Brown Rice soup

I don’t remember who wrote the version I heard as a kid, but according to research, Robert Moser was the original author. In 1808 the book was first published.

I used to think it was amazing how everyone’s little contribution to the pot combined to create a lovely soup that fed so many people when I was a kid.

On a cold, wet Saturday when our kids were small, we had a “Stone Soup” activity.

After I read the tale to them, we went to prepare soup.

We even discovered a stone to use as the first component in the water pot.

I’m not sure whether they had the same response to the tale as I did as a kid, but I had a great time telling it with them.

Here’s a recipe for a quick soup made using items you probably already have on hand.

Simply start with some broth and beef, then add whatever ingredients make you happy.

Here’s a recipe to get you started if you need instructions and measurements.

Soup with Chicken and Brown Rice

Chicken Soup With Brown Rice

Serves 6
Prep time Time limit: 10 minutes
Cook time Thirty minutes
Total amount of time Time: 40 minutes
Meal type Soup
Misc Serve Hot

A simple chicken and rice soup that may be used in a variety of ways. Add leftover rice, veggies, chicken, or turkey to the pot. The soup thickens nicely with a simple roux. Allow everything to boil while you enjoy this wonderful and healthy soup!


  • 2 breasts of chicken (approximately 2 cups of meat)
  • Chicken broth (around 5-6 cups)
  • 2 Carrots, Medium (peeled and diced)
  • 1/2 onion (medium) (diced)
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 3 – 4 tblsp. butter (divided)
  • 2 tblsp. flour
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice, cooked (I usually just use rice I have left over from a previous meal.)


Soup with Chicken and Brown Rice

Use leftover rice, veggies, chicken, and/or turkey in this soup to make it your own.


Begin making the soup.
Step 1
Bring chicken breasts to a boil in a saucepan with chicken stock. Reduce heat to low and continue to cook until chicken is fully done. Remove the chicken from the soup and cut or shred it into bite-sized pieces before returning it to the stock.
Make a roux to thicken the soup.
Step 2
2 Tablespoons butter, melted in a pan Whisk in the flour until the roux begins to color. Stir in the roux to the chicken/broth mixture.
Get the veggies ready.
Step 3
Melt the remaining butter in the same pan you used to create the roux. Sauté the onions, carrots, and celery until the onions are translucent. Toss in some veggies to the soup.
The soup’s final touches
Step 4
Toss in the cooked brown rice with the broth. You may adjust the amount of rice according to your tastes. Taste. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Soup should be simmered until the carrots are soft. Enjoy!

As an alternative to beef and chicken, turkey can be a healthy and highly versatile meat for cooking. In fact, it is the most popular red meat in the United States. If you have never cooked a turkey before, you will be amazed at how easy it is to prepare a delicious meal with this lean and healthy meat that tastes just like chicken.. Read more about slow cooker turkey soup with rice and let us know what you think.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you add cooked or uncooked rice to soup?

I am not sure what you mean by cooked or uncooked rice.

What type of rice is best for soup?

White rice is best for soups.

What can I add to bland turkey soup?

You can add some vegetables like carrots, celery, and green beans.

Una is a food website blogger motivated by her love of cooking and her passion for exploring the connection between food and culture. With an enthusiasm for creating recipes that are simple, seasonal, and international, she has been able to connect with people around the world through her website. Una's recipes are inspired by her travels across Mexico, Portugal, India, Thailand, Australia and China. In each of these countries she has experienced local dishes while learning about the culture as well as gaining insight into how food can be used as a bridge between different cultures. Her recipes are often creative combinations of traditional ingredients from various different cuisines blended together to create something new.