Instant Pot Turkey and Rice Soup

Turkey and Rice Soup is the perfect way to use leftover turkey from Thanksgiving! This recipe requires minimal hands-on time and uses just a few simple ingredients. Utilizing the Instant Pot for this soup is uncomplicated and straightforward. I like to make a big batch of this soup and freeze half of it for future effortless dinners and quick lunches.

The great thing about making homemade soup is that you know what ingredients it contains! You can add any veggies you want to this Turkey and Rice Soup. Carrots and celery are what I use in the fall and winter. I like to add in fresh veggies like green beans, cabbage and tomatoes during the summer months when I have access to them.

Nourishing Turkey and Rice Soup made in the Instant Pot is a one pot meal that is healthy and simple to make, with minimal hands on time!


5 from 4 votes

Instant Pot Turkey and Rice Soup

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 onion
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 cups shredded turkey
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 8 cups bone or chicken broth
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Chop onion, carrots, celery, and garlic. Place in Instant Pot

  2. Add shredded turkey and brown rice

  3. Pour bone broth over the other ingredients. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  4. Secure the lid on the Instant Pot. Using the manual setting, set the cook time for 20 minutes. Allow an additional 10 minutes after the cook time is complete for the pressure to naturally release. After 10 minutes turn the valve to release the remaining pressure.



Nourishing Turkey and Rice Soup made in the Instant Pot is a one pot meal that is healthy and simple to make, with minimal hands on time!


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Another way to utilize a whole turkey(or chicken) is to make bone broth. Simply save the turkey bones and follow this recipe to make delicious bone broth in your Instant Pot! The time-saving aspect of using the Instant Pot is what allows me to make healthy meals for my family, even when we are busy!

Nourishing Turkey and Rice Soup made in the Instant Pot is a one pot meal that is healthy and simple to make, with minimal hands on time!

Making bone broth on the stove top was a process that used to take over 24 hours. Now using the Instant Pot, I can have nutritious bone broth ready to go in about three hours. It is one of my absolute favorite things to make in the Instant Pot! I make bone broth on a weekly basis and freeze whatever I am not planning on using that week.

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  • Amanda Yorton
    Posted November 12, 2018 12:31 pm 0Likes

    What a creative way to use leftover turkey after Thanksgiving! I love soup so this would be perfect!

  • Francesca
    Posted November 12, 2018 12:35 pm 0Likes

    Cozy comfort food at its finest! The perfect thing to warm you up on a cold day. Looks delicious!

  • Madison
    Posted November 12, 2018 4:12 pm 0Likes

    5 stars
    Sounds delicious – I definitely love and prefer soups with rice to noodles when it comes to winter recipes. Can’t wait to try this!

  • Chelsea
    Posted November 12, 2018 4:43 pm 0Likes

    5 stars
    This looks amazing and great for great for leftover turkey! I will have to make this after Thanksgiving!

  • Luci
    Posted November 13, 2018 1:21 am 0Likes

    5 stars
    Yum, I love turkey. I haven’t seen a soup that has it in there.

  • Charlotte
    Posted November 13, 2018 5:28 am 0Likes

    This sounds delicious. I will have to save this recipe and give it a try. I love soup on a cold winters day!

  • Julie Bonner
    Posted November 13, 2018 8:51 am 0Likes

    I love this idea to use leftover turkey. Pinning to save for later!

  • Kasey Ma
    Posted November 13, 2018 10:23 am 0Likes

    Yum! I love this. My parents used to makes this with the leftover turkey from Thanksgiving. 🙂

    Kasey Ma

  • Jenny
    Posted November 13, 2018 5:42 pm 0Likes

    What a great recipe for Instant Pot Turkey and Rice Soup! We are having perfect weather for a yummy soap like this!

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  • Jennifer Griffin
    Posted December 6, 2019 1:02 am 0Likes

    In my pressure cooker now. Thank you for this basic recipe, which is exactly what I was looking for as my mom always made it after Thanksgiving but I didn’t have a recipe from her. I hope you get your desired acreage some day!

  • Valerie Miller
    Posted December 18, 2019 6:29 pm 0Likes

    5 stars
    Just made this tonight. It smells so good. Can’t wait to taste it

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