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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Why don't you all come over and sink your spoon into this?  It's delicious, oh, so delicious.  One of our all-time favorite soups.

My mom made it over the weekend and sent me back with a batch - which lasted approximately 10 minutes while the husband inhaled all of it, about 3 bowls to be exact.  It's one of his favorites and he is not ashamed to hover around the microwave and eat bowl after bowl until what was supposed to be soup for 'all of us' is suddenly gone, only by him.

Thanks mom.

I'm pretty sure I've showcased it before, but when a soup is this good (and this easy to make), it doesn't hurt to show you all again.

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
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2 boxes wild rice
3 large diced carrots
3 stalks diced celery
2-3 cups cooked chicken
1/2 c. butter
3/4 c. flour
8 c. chicken broth
1 c. half and half (or milk)
1 t. pepper

In a separate saucepan cook rice according to directions. In a stockpot saute chopped vegetables in butter. Once they are tender, sift in flour a little at a time and stir for 2 minutes. Add in chicken broth, chicken and rice. While keeping on very low heat, add in half and half, be sure to not boil.
Adjust seasonings as needed or when reheated. We like to serve with saltines or a good chunk of bread on the side!
I told you last week that I was going to start an online book club for whomever wanted to join.  Well, here is my first pick!
You can purchase it here, or better yet, just head to your library, that is where I found my copy.  I hope to start it tonight, after the kids are in bed, with a short break to watch the new show Nashville (liked the premiere last week!).
In case you are wondering, it usually takes me a couple of weeks to read a book, shorter if I am really into it - but you know, the kids and husband come first, so I generally only have the hours of 8-10 p.m. to read - without interruptions.
Has anyone read this? 
Are you going to read it?

Would you like to comment?

  1. Jessica_AKitchenAddictionOctober 17, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    I love wild rice soup! It would disappear in no time here!

  2. I am going to send this link to my daughter (who I miss desperately!) - chicken wild rice soup is one of her favorites!!

    I used to be such an avid reader, now I just read blogs!

  3. Ally's Sweet & Savory EatsOctober 18, 2012 at 8:42 AM

    I hope you daughter enjoys Biz!

  4. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)October 18, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    Soup is my ultimate comfort food. This one sounds easy :-)

  5. Ingredients going on the grocery list for Friday shopping!! Yummmm. Kids won't eat it, but who cares? That's what spaghetti-o's are for, right?