Good base recipe, but I had to make a lot of changes. This recipe has a high rating, but if you'll notice lots of the 5 star ratings include many additions - read them! 1) Simmering the turkey in just water isn't enough, it needs seasoning. I tossed in some white wine and lots of chicken broth. I sauteed some garlic and onion and tossed that in; as well as rosemary, sage, thyme, parsley, and oregano. I was afraid to over-season, but I could have seasoned more and it would have been better. 2) The original recipe calls for WAY too much butter and flour. I used a tiny amount of light butter, and maybe a tablespoon of flour, if that. I used fewer than 2 cups of fat free half and half, I think 2 cups is too much. 3) I cooked the rice separately to the consistency I wanted then dumped it in, rather than letting it cook in the soup. 4) I chopped my veggies finely in the food processor and added some garlic. I think that worked better than big chunks. 5) I tossed in some stuffing crumbles - why not? It added some flavor and a little thickness. Overall, this has a lot of potential, but definitely needs some tweaking to be really good. Don't be afraid to generously season. Even with all I added, I could have added more and the flavor would have improved. It does taste better the 2nd day because the flavors have meshed a bit better. I'll try this again, maybe with some chicken and some extra seasoning. Definitely not a lost cause!
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Good base recipe, but I had to make a lot of changes. This recipe has a high rating, but if...