Pumpkin Curry Turkey Soup with Rice

With the addition of coconut milk, this rich and creamy pumpkin and white rice soup is quick, comforting and tasty.

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Pumpkin Curry Turkey Soup with Rice

Cooking time PREP TIME 8 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 12 mins
Servings SERVES 4-6
Ready in TOTAL TIME 20 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 8 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 12 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 20 mins


  • 4 cups turkey broth
  • 1 can (14 oz) pumpkin purée
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne powder
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups shredded, cooked turkey
  • 1 can (14 oz) coconut milk
  • 2 cups Minute® Instant White Rice


  • This simple soup recipe is the perfect place to use up Thanksgiving leftovers — like puréed pumpkin, turkey broth and sliced turkey — all in one sweet and savory dish! Try this dish with Minute® Instant White Rice and you’ll have a delicious and comforting bowl of soup in just 20 minutes.

    Step 1

  • Combine broth, pumpkin purée, water, curry powder, cayenne powder, ginger, pumpkin pie spice, and salt in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil.

    Step 2

  • Stir in turkey and coconut milk and return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes or until turkey is heated through.

    Step 3

  • Stir in rice; cover and remove pan from heat. Let stand for about 5 minutes, until rice is tender.

    Recipe Tips

    For added flavor and a beautiful presentation, garnish each bowl of soup with green onions and serve with a squeeze of lime juice, if desired.

    Substitute chicken or vegetable broth for turkey broth.

Repurpose Your Food

This creative soup is not only a great way to use up your holiday leftovers, it’s also incredibly tasty and simple to make! In fact, you might want to set aside some turkey and pumpkin purée to make this soup the day after the big meal! 

One of the best things about this recipe is that it uses pantry goods, like curry powder, pumpkin pie spice and cayenne powder, that you most likely already have on your shelf. If you don’t have canned coconut milk, pick some up to save for the future. Then, you’ll be ready when the time comes to make this dish or to try a Thai Chicken and Rice Soup or a Spiced Curry Coconut Rice dish.  

Fall Favorite

If the holiday season is a long way away but you’re craving seasonal fall flavors, try this soup anytime with canned pure pumpkin purée and chicken in place of the turkey. With this recipe, you can enjoy a bowl full of comforting flavors any time of year!  

Discover more seasonal favorites made with squash and other fall ingredients, or make our savory Red Beans and Rice.

For an easy weeknight meal, try our Cheesy Chicken and Rice Recipe with Broccoli.

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