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Cream of Turkey & Brown Rice Soup

This cream soup is full of brown rice, veggies and turkey. So flavorful and comforting.  It’s a meal in itself!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 15 minutes
Course: soups
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brown rice, soups, turkey
Servings: 4
Calories: 421kcal


  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 2 1/2 cups cold water
  • 1 cup sliced baby carrots
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 3 envelope Swanson's Flavor Boost chicken flavored stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup cooked diced turkey or chicken
  • 1 1/2 cups light cream or half and half**


  • NOTE: I prepared the rice and carrots in my rice cooker. For stovetop method, after rinsing and soaking the rice in the saucepan, add the carrots & olive oil, bring to boil, reduce heat, cover tightly and simmer until liquid is absorbed.
  • *I love the flavor that the Swanson Flavor Boost imparts, but you can use 3 standard chicken stock cubes in it's place or 2 cups of homemade chicken stock (omitting water if using homemade).
  • **Evaporated milk may be substituted for less fat
  • Rinse brown rice and drain. Place rice in the insert of a rice cooker. Add the 2 1/2 cups of water and let it soak for 45 minutes.
  • Then add the sliced carrots and the olive oil. Set to "COOK". This should take about 40 minutes, but check the water level. I try not to let it start to brown on the bottom (although that would taste nice in this).
  • When rice has completed the cooking cycle, heat the 2 tbs of butter over medium heat in a 4-5 quart dutch oven or stock pot. Add the celery and the onions. Cook until onions and celery are soft, stirring frequently to prevent burning.
  • Add the Flavor Boost (or stock cubes) and water--if using homemade stock do NOT add the 2 cups of water!! Add the turkey or chicken and heat to boiling.
  • Add the cooked brown rice and carrots, stirring well.
  • Reduce heat and add cream, stirring until heated through. Add salt and pepper if needed--I needed no extra since the Swanson product is well seasoned.


Serving: 1person | Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 324mg | Potassium: 364mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5114IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1mg