Then on the drive home I thought, well why not? Why not make some soup?
Well, for started, because I don't have a single vegetable in my house! No wait, I lie, I do have a couple of jalapenos and a bag o'salad, those can be considered veggies right?
So I thought, ok, I'll just go to the store and pickup some carrots and celery and maybe a zucchini squash, but first I called my mom to see if she had some celery because I didn't want to buy the whole big stalk of it. I was in luck! She said she had a whole bunch of celery and bell pepper and onions already diced left over from the stuffing!
So I went and picked it up and figured, I don't need carrots, I'll just use potatoes. And this is what I created!
And I gotta tell ya, it was soooooooo good! Just what I was craving. I added some rice as well and some chili pepper flakes so it was a bit spicy, but not too much. Some carrots would have added some lovely color, but other than that it was perfect!
Turkey Rice Soup *estimated ingredients since I really didn't measure
1/2 onion diced small (I used a yellow onion)
1 cup chopped bell pepper
1 cup celery
1 cup white uncooked rice
1 small can chicken broth
2 cups diced up cooked turkey
1 cup chopped potato
salt and pepper to taste and about 1/4 tsp of chili pepper flakes
2 tsp oil
Pour the 2tsp oil into your pot and add the onion and celery and stir for about 2 minutes then add the bell pepper and the uncooked rice and stir again for another 3 minutes, then add the chicken broth, the chopped potato, salt and pepper and the chili pepper flakes, stir and let come to a boil and toss in the turkey, then just simmer until the veggies and the rice are softened to your personal taste, about 20 minutes or so.