Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

Chicken & Wild Rice Soup 1 Feb

Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

I believe I mentioned it before, but I love soup.  The combination of flavors and textures resonates with me on a visceral level.

I found the recipe for this one a couple of years ago (originally pheasant & wild rice), and I churned out a batch tout suite.

The guinea pigs loved it.  They loved it so much, I had several threats made against my life if I didn’t make more for them.

Granted, I didn’t feel particularly threatened, since none of them are as badass as Sumo, but I did appreciate the sentiment.

Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

So………………… you are:

2 cups cooked wild rice (1 cup uncooked rice makes 2 cups)
½ cup butter
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 carrots, peeled & diced
3 stalks celery, diced
5 tbsp all purpose flour
5 cups chicken stock
1 cup white wine
1 cup milk
1 cup heavy cream
2 cups diced, cooked chicken
1 tsp fresh rosemary, minced (or ½ tsp dried rosemary)
salt and pepper to taste

Prepare rice according to directions on package and reserve.

In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Sauté onion, carrot and celery; stir frequently until soft but not browned, about 10 minutes. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute. Stirring constantly, gradually add stock, bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes.

Add milk, cream, chicken, wine, rosemary and rice, reduce heat to low and gently cook for 30 minutes; be careful not to boil. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.