Williamsburg Turkey Soup
Give new life to that holiday turkey carcass and make this wonderful cream of turkey rice soup.
1 turkey carcass
4 quarts water
1 cup butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 onions, chopped
2 large carrots, diced
2 ribs celery, diced
1 cup long-grain rice, uncooked
2 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups half-and-half (light cream)
- Place turkey carcass and water in a large Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour. Remove carcass from broth, and pick meat from bones. Set broth and meat aside. Measure broth; add water if necessary to measure 3 quarts.
- Heat butter in large Dutch oven; add flour, and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 5 minutes. (Roux will be a very light color.) Stir onion, carrot and celery into roux; cook over medium heat 10 minutes, stirring often. Add broth, turkey, rice, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until rice is tender. Add half-and-half and cook until thoroughly heated, but do not let boil.
Makes 10 to 12 servings.