Turkey, Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup

Diet types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Sarah from Kansas.

Portions: 6

Serving size: 1-1/3 cups


  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup carrots
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 cups turkey, cooked
  • 5 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking wild rice, uncooked
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 ounces canned sliced mushrooms
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mrs. Dash® Original herb seasoning blend
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Chop onion, bell pepper and carrots. Mince garlic. Shred turkey.
  2. Bring 1-3/4 cups broth to boil in a sauce pan over medium heat; add quick-cooking wild rice to pan and bring to a boil. Reduce to medium-low heat. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, carrots and garlic. Sauté, stirring occasionally.
  4. Drain and rinse mushrooms, then add to vegetables.
  5. Add remaining 3-1/4 cups broth, bay leaves, turkey, Mrs. Dash seasoning, thyme, salt and pepper to pan. Cook until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally.
  6. Remove bay leaves and add cooked wilds rice to soup. Serve immediately.

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  210
  • Protein  23 g
  • Carbohydrates  15 g
  • Fat  5 g
  • Cholesterol  35 mg
  • Sodium  270 mg
  • Potassium  380 mg
  • Phosphorus  200 mg
  • Calcium  32 mg
  • Fiber  2.3 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat
  • 1 starch
  • 1/2 vegetable, low potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • If quick-cooking wild rice is unavailable, use regular wild rice. Add rice to 2 cups boiling broth, return to a boil and simmer covered for 50 minutes or until rice kernels puff open.
  • Substitute 1 cup fresh mushroom pieces for canned mushrooms if desired.
  • For a lower protein diet reduce turkey to 1 cup instead of 2 cups. Protein is reduced to 17 grams per serving. 

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Turkey, Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup
CSeagram says:

It looks like a good recipe. I use no salt chicken broth and would use fresh mushrooms. If I precook the carrots and drain the water to lower the potassium, could I use more carrots? Would adding celery change the nutrient values much? Why is there added salt? Dietitian comment: If you add 1/2 cup celery potassium is still acceptable at 410 mg per serving. An additional 1/2 cup carrots adds 30 mg potassium per serving, but if you are boiling first and draining the water before adding to the soup that amount will be 1/3 to 1/2 lower. The salt is optional.

Dec. 17, 2013, 10:43 AM - Inappropriate review?

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