Shari's Wild Rice Soup

From the Kitchen of Shari Schumacher


Sam,
Merry Christmas, if it cools off again in Florida, make this soup it will keep you warm and toasty. If you can look for Minnesota grown wild rice. It is our favorite soup on cold winter days.
Love, Shari Schumacher 12/08


Shari's Wild Rice Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 C wild rice (cooked and drained) Get cultivated long grain. Not pieces.
  • 1/8 C flour and 2 C water and 1/8 C cornstarch - all shaken in cold water
  • 2 T minced onion
  • 2 T butter
  • 1/2 C finely grated carrots
  • 1/4 C chopped celery
  • 1/4 C chopped mushrooms
  • 2 chicken breasts cut up small (roasted or micowaved)
  • 1/2 t pepper
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 3 C milk
  • 1 can cream of mushroom/or chicken soup (or broth if you want thinner soup.)
  • 1 can evaporated Milk
  • 5 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1/4 C slivered almonds
  • Parsley on top

Option: Add ham chopped small instead of chicken.


Method

  • Melt butter & cook onion in a stockpot.
  • Add soup, milk, evaporated milk.
  • Add flour & cornstarch mix.
  • Add carrots, celery, mushrooms, pepper, salt, almonds, chicken, & bouillon cubes.
  • Stir and soup will thicken.
  • Stir in wild rice.
  • Heat to boiling.
  • Serve.