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Turkey, Kale and Brown Rice Soup December 17, 2012

Filed under: Mains,Soups,Turkey — blisteringlydrunk @ 9:57 am
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Okay, when my hubby mentioned he was making this, I inwardly cringed. Turkey, kale and brown rice soup…ugh! But let me tell you, it was fantastic! Even my daughter ate it up. The recipe came from the show Giada at Home.  We modified it a bit, and this is the version we made.  The parmesan on top was a great final touch, and I’m excited for my leftover lunch today.


2T extra-virgin olive oil
1 large shallot
1 medium onion
3 medium carrots that were shredded (accidentally, but it worked out well) in a food processor
2 large yellow peppers, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
8 oz. ground turkey, broken into chunks
1 T mixed herbs (we used basil, oregano, rosemary, a bay leaf and thyme)
8 c low-sodium chicken broth
1, 15 oz. can diced tomatoes, drained
1 c cooked brown rice
1 small bunch kale, coarsely chopped
1 t salt
1/2 t black pepper
1/2 c freshly grated Parmesan


Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.  Add the shallots, onions, carrots and peppers and sauté, stirring frequently until the vegetables begin to brown and soften slightly – 8 to 10 minutes.  Add the turkey and stir until the meat turns white and begins to color very slightly around the edges, 5 to 7 minutes.  Add the herbs and stir for 1 minute.  Add the broth, tomatoes and rice and bring to a boil.  Stir in the kale and season with 3/4 t salt and the black pepper.  Reduce heat to medium-low and cover and simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes.  Season with remainder of salt.

Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with Parmesan.  Enjoy!  Ren


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