Friday, March 20, 2009

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Here's the deal- This soup is the bomb. People have been asking me to post this recipe and I'm just now getting around to it. Sorry. It's not so much soup season anymore but who really cares? I entered this soup in a soup contest and it won. I went home with an award of white tic-tacs. It's that good.

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

6 C chicken broth
1 pkg. Uncle Ben's Wild Rice & Seasonings (original. regular size)
1/2 C chopped green onion
1/2 C butter
3/4 C flour
1/2 t salt
1/8 t pepper
2 C half & half
1 1/2 C cubed cooked chicken
crumbled bacon (optional)

In a large pot boil chicken broth, rice with seasonings and green onion. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 35-40 min. Until rice is tender.

When rice is tender do this- In a separate pan add the butter, flour, salt, pepper and half & half. Cook until slightly thickened stirring constantly. Add mixture to broth and rice. Add chicken. Garnish with bacon if you feel so inclined.

I'm not so good at being thorough with my recipes. Questions are always welcome.


Ann Dee said...

Ooooo, garnish with bacon. Never thought of that. I make this delicious recipe with 1% all the time and it still thickens up and is yummy. Thanks Meg.

Tolly and Lennon said...

I've already taken this soup to three different families on different easy and so good. I usually double it so we have plenty of leftovers.