Saturday, January 30, 2016

Sharing the Love: Chicken Wild Rice Soup

1 6oz box Uncle Ben's chicken and wild rice
1 c cooked wild rice
1/2 c chopped onion
1/2 c celery
1/2 c chopped carrots
2 potatoes, cubed
1/4 c butter
4 c chicken broth
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
2 - 3 c shredded, cooked chicken
1/3 c flour
2 c half & half
1 c milk

Make rice according to package directions.  Cook potatoes until fork tender.  Meanwhile, in a dutch oven, melt butter.  Add onion, celery and carrots*.  Saute for 3 - 4 minutes.  Add broth, salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until veggies are tender.  Whisk flour into milk until smooth.  Bring broth and veggies to a low boil, add milk mixture and half & half.  Heat to boiling, but do not bring to a rolling boil.  Add potatoes, wild rice, and Uncle Ben's rice mix.  Heat through and serve. Enjoy!

*I think next time I'll just add the potatoes here and not cook them separately.

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