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Instant Pot Turkey Rice Soup with Cabbage

Instant Pot Turkey Rice Soup with Cabbage is a tasty low-carb soup that’s loaded with flavor and nutritious ingredients. We used frozen cauliflower rice, but check the suggestions for substituting cooked wild rice or cooked white rice if one of those appeals to you more!

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This delicious Instant Pot Turkey Rice Soup with Cabbage is a new recipe that’s an updated version of a Turkey and Wild Rice Soup that’s no longer on the blog. (Anyone who was a fan of that soup can find the printer-friendly recipe by clicking that link.) I’m having fun improving some of my older soup recipes, and the older version of this soup was made on the stove, had chopped leftover turkey and wild rice, and was much higher in carbs than this new version. 

And I think turkey soup is too tasty to only make at Thanksgiving time, so this delicious Turkey and Rice soup uses ground turkey, chicken stock with some turkey soup base for added flavor, and frozen cauliflower rice, and you’ll enjoy it all winter long! Kara and I absolutely loved this soup when we tested the recipe, and I enjoyed it again when I pulled a container out of the freezer when I needed a quick dinner. And please eat this soup with coarsely grated Parmesan cheese if you possibly can!

What Size Instant Pot Did I Use?

I use a 6 Quart Instant Pot (affiliate link) for all my Pressure Cooker or Instant Pot Recipes! You can find more Instant Pot Recipes on my other site, Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker.

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How to Make Instant Pot Turkey Rice Soup with Cabbage:

(Scroll down for complete recipe with nutritional information.)

  1. I used Butterball ground turkey from Costco that comes in 1 1/2 pound packs, and using that much turkey gave lots of turkey flavor.
  2. Heat oil in the Instant Pot on SAUTE, HIGH.
  3. Add turkey and cook until it’s nicely browned, breaking turkey apart and scraping the bottom a few times with a plastic turner. 
  4. Season the cooked turkey with a little salt and fresh-ground black pepper.
  5. While turkey cooks chop the onion, chop the celery, and slice and coarsely chop the cabbage. 
  6. Remove turkey to a bowl, and heat a few teaspoons more olive oil in the Instant Pot.
  7. Add onion, celery, cabbage, garlic, Spike Seasoning (affiliate link), and Poultry Seasoning (affiliate link) and cook five minutes, stirring a few times. (Oops, didn’t take a photo of that cooking.)
  8. Add cooked turkey back into the pot.
  9. Add chicken broth, plus 2 T Penzeys Turkey Soup Base. (Or use Homemade Turkey Stock if you have some!)
  10. Set Instant Pot to MANUAL, HIGH, 10 minutes cooking time.
  11. While soup cooks, take cauliflower rice out of the freezer and break apart, or if you have a big package measure out 2 cups frozen cauliflower rice.
  12. When time is up use NATURAL RELEASE for ten minutes; then release the rest of the pressure.
  13. Add cauliflower rice to the pot. (You can use 1 1/2 cup cooked wild rice or 1 1/2 cups cooked long-grain rice if you don’t want to use cauliflower rice.)
  14. Set Instant Pot to SAUTE, MEDIUM, and cook the soup about 10 minutes or until the cauliflower rice seems done.
  15. Check for seasoning and add a little more salt and fresh ground black pepper if you want it.
  16. Stir in the balsamic vinegar and serve hot, with coarsely-grated Parmesan cheese to add at the table if desired. 

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More Tasty Recipes with Ground Turkey:

Thai-Inspired Ground Turkey Stir Fry
Ground Turkey Soup with Mushrooms and Spinach
Cheesy Stuffed Poblanos with Ground Turkey
Low-Carb Turkey Enchilada Casserole
Turkey, Mushroom, and Zucchini Noodle Soup

Weekend Food Prep:

This recipe has been added to a category called Weekend Food Prep  to help you find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week!

Instant Pot Turkey Rice Soup with Cabbage finished soup in serving bowls

Instant Pot Turkey Rice Soup with Cabbage

Yield 8 servings
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

We loved this Instant Pot Turkey Rice Soup with Cabbage, and this is especially good topped with coarsely-grated Parmesan cheese!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground turkey
  • 1 T + 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup finely diced onion
  • 1 cup finely diced celery
  • 2 cups finely chopped cabbage
  • 1 T minced garlic
  • 2 tsp. Spike Seasoning (see notes)
  • 2 tsp. Poultry Seasoning
  • 8 cups chicken broth (see notes)
  • 2 T Turkey Soup Base (see notes)
  • 2 cups frozen cauliflower rice (see notes)
  • 2 T balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in the Instant Pot on SAUTE, HIGH.
  2. Add the ground turkey and cook until the turkey is nicely browned, breaking turkey apart and scraping the bottom a few times with a plastic turner. This will take about 10 minutes.
  3. Season the cooked turkey with a little salt and fresh-ground black pepper.
  4. While turkey cooks chop the onion, chop the celery, and slice and coarsely chop the cabbage.
  5. Remove turkey to a bowl, and heat a few teaspoons more olive oil in the Instant Pot.
  6. Add onion, celery, cabbage, garlic, Spike Seasoning (affiliate link) or other all-purpose seasoning blend, and Poultry Seasoning (affiliate link) and cook five minutes, stirring a few times.
  7. Add the cooked turkey back into the pot and stir to combine with vegetables.
  8. Add the chicken broth, plus 2 T Penzeys Turkey Soup Base. (Or if you're lucky enough to have some Homemade Turkey Stock, by all means use that!)
  9. Set Instant Pot to MANUAL, HIGH, 10 minutes cooking time.
  10. While soup cooks, take the cauliflower rice out of the freezer and break it apart, or if you have a big package measure out 2 cups frozen cauliflower rice.
  11. When time is up use NATURAL RELEASE for ten minutes; then release the rest of the pressure.
  12. Add cauliflower rice to the pot. (You can use 1 1/2 cup cooked wild rice or 1 1/2 cups cooked long-grain rice if you don't want to use cauliflower rice.)
  13. Set Instant Pot to SAUTE, MEDIUM, and cook the soup about 10 minutes or until the cauliflower rice seems done.
  14. Check for seasoning and add a little more salt and fresh ground black pepper if you want it.
  15. Stir in the balsamic vinegar and serve hot, with coarsely-grated Parmesan cheese to add at the table if desired.

Notes

I'm a big fan of Spike Seasoning (affiliate link) but use any all-purpose seasoning blend if you don't have Spike. You can use chicken stock, but if you have some homemade Turkey Stock that will make the soup even better. Penzeys Turkey Soup Base is the brand I have recommended for years. The turkey soup base is probably optional but recommended. Use another brand of turkey flavor base if that's what you have.

We used a 10 oz. package of cauliflower rice, which was 2 cups. You can also use 1 1/2 cups cooked wild rice or 1 1/2 cups cooked long grain white rice if you prefer that.

Recipe created by Kalyn and Kara and inspired by an old recipe for Turkey and Wild Rice Soup.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 282Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 1413mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 25g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
If you make the version of this soup with cauliflower rice it should be suitable for low-carb or Keto diet plans, or any phase of the original South Beach Diet.

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    14 Comments on “Instant Pot Turkey Rice Soup with Cabbage”

  1. Comments below this one are for the original version with wild rice and cabbage that’s linked in this post.

  2. Basil, thanks! Hope you enjoy the soup.

  3. I always love the soups that you come up with, and this was no exception. I liked how it was kind of mild, but there was enough flavour to make it really tasty. I added some potatoes and carrots, because they always seem to go in soups that I make. Thanks for the wild rice idea- a very nice change.

  4. Wild rice + cranberries is a great soup combo too.

  5. it’s funny-I keep runny across my stash of wild rice in my cabinet, saying to myself, “I love wild rice. I need to use this.”

    Then…of course…back it goes.

    I’m going to give it another try this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Kalyn – Referring to your post below about Fage yogurt — I found it yesterday at my local Trader Joe’s market – 0% and 2%! There was a little container for 99 cents that I decided to try. I think it’s a little more money than some yogurts but probably less than Wild Oat’s whose prices are being jacked up after their recent purchase by Whole Foods.

  7. Sounds comforting and warm, I could use a bowl right now, it’s 2 below outside, and its one of those days where I just can’t get warm enough!

  8. I usually don’t go in for soups a lot, but this one looks like it’s got something more than broth to it… It could easily be a great comfort food… With snow coming this week, I may have to try this soon.

  9. Soouuuuup. Particularly with turkey and lentils – have never combined those together by now you have my head humming with the possibilities.

  10. Dallas doesn’t have any snow but it’s still cool enough for soup and a fire in the fireplace.
    Sun in the snow is like sun when it rains isn’t it. Makes for a special beauty and much more tolerable.

  11. Wild rice tastes faublous, I like it’s nutty flavour…more soup for the soul.

    Our winter up here has also been more “normal” which is more snow and I think that’s a good thing.

  12. This is great. We’re looking to add more fiber, too!

  13. Lydia, I think wild rice has a lot of fiber, which makes it even better!

    Zarah, yes that was definitely a typo! Thanks for catching it. It’s fixed now.

  14. Whenever I’m eating low-carb, I stay away from most rice and grains, so it’s good to know there’s one you can eat. Thanks for the tip about cooking the rice separately; I’d probably tend to toss the raw rice into the broth with everything else, which would make it very starchy.