Thursday, February 18, 2010

Creamy Chicken, Mushroom & Wild Rice Soup

We love soup around here...as a matter of fact, we've had it three times this week!

I found a recipe on Allrecipes.com for a Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup, and adapted my recipe from that. We loved it and Mr. Maison said, "It's a keeper!"


Creamy Chicken, Mushroom & Wild Rice Soup
4 cups chicken broth
Boneless chicken breast
1 box of Uncle Ben's Original Long Grain & Wild Rice
Diced carrots, onions, and celery
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
1/2 cup white wine
Sliced mushrooms
Flour
1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 cups heavy cream
Cook rice according to the directions on the box, reserving the seasoning packet.
Saute diced carrots, onions and celery, then add broth, cooked chicken, salt and pepper, and set aside.
Melt the butter in a saucepan and then stir in the seasoning packet from the rice. Once that's incorporated well, whisk in flour by spoonfuls to form a roux. Whisk in cream a little at a time until incorporated into the roux and smooth. Cook until thickened, about 5 minutes.
Stir the cream mixture into the broth. At this point add sliced mushrooms and a half cup of white wine and cook over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes.
Since rice tends to swell up in soup, I kept that separate and added rice and soup mixture to our individual bowls. I think I'll add a garnish of crumbled bacon the next time. It will make it even more divine!
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Stop by and visit our hostess for Foodie Friday, Michael at Designs By Gollum, to see what she's got cooking this week.

11 comments:

  1. I happen to have a bunch of mushrooms and this looks wonderful!
    xoxo Pattie

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  2. This looks delicious. I'll have to give it try.

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  3. Looks wonderful! I'm glad you've found a keeper. We love wild rice soup -- might have to try this recipe.

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  4. Lovely soup! I like wild rice a lot...just plain with a little butter. It has such a depth of flavor.
    (And I adore your soup bowls!!)

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  5. This looks delicious, Tammy! We love all those ingredients. I also like your bowls.

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  6. Hi Tammy!
    How are you doing?
    The soup looks delicious and I love your bowls!

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  7. Oh I just love this. It looks so yummy!

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