Roasted Chicken With Wild Rice Soup
I got this recipe from my sister. It's hearty enough to be a meal in itself.
- Ready In:
- 1hr 15mins
- 1 (6 ounce) bx Uncle Bens wild rice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 1⁄2 cups red onions, chopped
- 1 cup celery, chopped
- 1 cup carrot, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 (8 ounce) package mushrooms, halved
- 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried tarragon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 2 cups water
- 2 tablespoons dry sherry
- 2 (15 3/4 ounce) cans chicken broth, fat free, less sodium
- 1 (12 ounce) can fat-free evaporated milk
- 3 cups shredded roasted skinless chicken (store bought rotisserie ok)
- Prepare rice according to package directions; set aside.
- Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add chopped onion and next four ingredients. Saute for six minutes or until onion is tender.
- Lightly spoon the flour into a dry measuring cup and level with a knife. Stir the flour, tarragon and thyme into the onion mixture and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
- Add 2 cups water, sherry, broth and evaporated milk; bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until slightly thick.
- Stir in cooked rice and chicken. Cook for 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
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Oh YUM. What a flavorful and comforting soup!! I used a store-bought rotisserie chicken and Uncle Ben's fast cook long grain & wild rice. Instead of sherry, I used white wine, since I had some in the fridge. For our familys' preferences only, I did add a little more flour (I'd say a heaping 1/4 cup is what I used) to make it a bit thicker and added a little chicken boullion granuales, salt and pepper for even more added flavor. We enjoyed this with a loaf of crusty bread for dinner. I just reaheated the soup for our lunch today. This is SOOO GOOD. I highly recommend this soup. :)
Another soup recipe that has become a favorite here and makes for a lovely lunch or light supper. Served with fresh bread or crusty rolls you have a complete meal. Other then using half and half instead the evaporated because that is usually what I have on hand - I made as posted and wouldn't change a thing - it was just perfect for our tastes. Thank you marisk.