Turkey, Kale, and Brown Rice Soup

I live on this hearty delicious soup in winter! I start making it right after Thanksgiving using leftover turkey. I absolutely love it; it just makes me happy and is one of those dishes I crave when it is cool outside. Also, it’s really pretty, which soups aren’t always.

 

 

Turkey, Kale, and Brown Rice Soup

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    Ingredients

    2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
    5 large shallots, chopped 1 cup cooked brown rice
    3 medium carrots, peeled and cut into -inch pieces 1 small bunch kale, center ribs removed, leaves coarsely chopped (4 packed cups)
    1 large red bell pepper, cut into -inch pieces 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    8 ounces ground white turkey meat, broken into small chunks 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    1 tablespoon herbes de Provence 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
    5 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

    directions

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    • 1

      Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the shallots, carrots, and bell pepper and sauté, stirring frequently, until beginning to brown and soften slightly, 8 to 10 minutes.

    • 2

      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 herbes de Provence and stir for 1 minute. Add the broth, diced tomatoes, and cooked rice and bring to a boil. Stir in the kale and season with ¾ teaspoon of the salt and the black pepper. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes. Season with the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt.

    • 3

      Ladle the soup into bowls. Sprinkle with the parsley and some Parmesan cheese.

    notes

    Per serving (with Parmesan cheese): Calories 361; Protein 24g; Carbohydrates39g; Dietary Fiber 6g; Sugar 10g; Total Fat 12g; Saturated Fat 3g; Sodium 627mg

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