I usually double this recipe or triple it - we LOVE this soup (stew? it's on the thicker side)! You can easily freeze this to reheat later - I like to do it in my food-saver bags, then all I have to do is boil the bag. I tend to "eye-ball" my measurements on the onion, carrots, celery because they just add more wonderful flavor anyways. With the wild rice - you can either use the directions listed below or cook according to the package directions with as much rice as you want! :) Serve with a nice crusty bread - I really like french or ciabatta because they're both good at soaking up the last wonderful drops in the bowl!