Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Wild Rice Soup

I whipped up a double batch of this for lunch today and the kids and I inhaled it. I can't stand wild rice soup recipes that call for canned condensed soups. It's not hard to make real food, people.

Wild Rice Soup

6 T butter
1/2 T dried, minced onion
1/2 cup flour
3 cups chicken broth
2 cups cooked wild rice
1/2 cup finely grated carrots
1/3 cup minced ham
3 T slivered almonds
1 cup cream or half-and-half
2 T dry sherry
dash salt
fresh ground pepper

Melt the butter, add the onion, stir in the flour, slowly add the chicken broth. Stir until thick. Add rice, carrots, ham and almonds and cook until the carrots have lost their rawness (I'm terrible with descriptions). Stir in the cream, sherry, salt and pepper and heat through. Yummy.


Gwen said...

that would be MY recipe..gotten from byerlys years ago..
mouth is watering..but I have no half and half and skim..ugh..will not do..

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Mindy said...

my recipe is pretty similar to yours, but i use chicken instead of ham. it's what i make when i don't know what to make. i always have the ingredients on hand.