I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Did you eat too much? I know I did! I cooked a 22 pound turkey for 4 people. Oh my…..I sent my daughter home with half of the leftover turkey and I still have tons! I’ve had turkey sandwiches, a complete leftover turkey dinner, turkey enchiladas and now I have made some turkey rice soup with green chiles and salsa.
I made the turkey enchiladas tonight. I sautéed some shredded turkey with green chiles and some onion and made too much. I tend to do that. Oops. So I made soup from my leftovers!
I think my favorite leftover turkey thing, is just a plain ol turkey sandwich on white bread, with mayo and salt and pepper. But tomorrow I shall enjoy this soup. Then I think I am DONE with turkey for a while.
What’s your favorite way to enjoy your leftovers? Tell me!
Sprinkled with a bit of Monterey Jack Cheese
Turkey Rice Soup with Green Chiles
Adjust ingredient amounts to your liking, but here is what I did:
6 cups of water
approx. 2 cups of shredded turkey
approx. 1/2 cup green chiles, diced
1/2 cup salsa
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup cooked rice (if you don’t have cooked rice, add 1/2 cup uncooked rice. It will cook as your soup cooks)
Just dump everything in a pot. Add more or less of the ingredients, according to your taste. Allow to cook for at least half an hour. If you are using uncooked rice, cook your soup until the rice is tender.
Sprinkle with a bit of shredded cheese.