Wild Rice Soup

2 tablespoons butter
1 cup each diced carrots, onions and celery
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 cups hot chicken broth
1 cup cooked wild rice, drained
1 cup cubed cooked chicken
1 teaspoon thyme, crushed
1 cup stemmed fresh button mushrooms, cubed
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons white wine Worcestershire Sauce
1 cup fresh or frozen peas
2 teaspoons minced orange peel
3 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Melt butter in Dutch oven and add carrots, onions and celery. Saute’ about 5 minutes; add flour and cook about 5 minutes more, stirring constantly. Add broth and stir to loosen roux from bottom of pan. Add wild rice, chicken and thyme; let simmer for about a half hour, stirring frequently.

Meanwhile, saute’ mushrooms and parsley in olive oil and Worcestershire sauce about 5 minutes; add to soup, along with peas, orange and almonds. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste before serving.

Yield: 6 servings


Lodge Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, 6-Quart, Island Spice Red


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