This recipe comes from Sun Mountain Lodge in Winthrop, WA. My husband, who used to hate curry, has become a convert. This soup base is smooth and delicious and the texture of the chicken, wild rice and celery crunch adds to the variety and it has been a hit at dinner parties. I've used the basic recipe as curry chicken over rice as well (reducing the amount of stock I use so it's enough for a sauce instead of a soup, and omitting the wild rice and adding a handful of currants). I also use this recipe as the curried chicken (not the soup) for potlucks with rave reviews. ** Addition: this recipe works great in the crock pot.