Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Creamy Wild Rice Soup



I've always found rice just a little boring.  Combining wild rice with brown rice however, changes that. It looks prettier and much more appetizing in my opinion. 

I made this soup very thick, just how I like it.  It was warm, tasty and comforting. And just a little bit wild, you know?



Creamy Wild Rice Soup Recipe
Adapted from Kitchen Parade

1 cup wild rice
3 cups water
1 large onion, chopped
2 cups celery, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 cans chicken broth (about 6 cups)
2 cups parsnips, peeled and chopped (about 2 large)
3 cups red potatoes, chopped
1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning
Salt and pepper

Cook wild rice according to directions and set aside.

In a large pan, cook onions and celery on medium with a bit of cooking spray until soft and just beginning to brown. Add garlic, saute another minute or two.  Add chicken broth and bring to a boil.  Add potatoes and parsnips and return to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer 20 - 30 minutes or until potatoes and parsnips are soft.  With a potato masher, mash some of the potatoes to thicken soup, leaving as many chunks as you would like. If you want to use your immersion blender to blend it all, you can.  I preferred plenty of chunks.  Stir in wild rice and serve.  Season to taste.

This made a pretty thick soup, which is what I like.  If you prefer a thinner consistency, add more chicken broth as desired. 

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8 comments:

  1. I love the texture of wild rice and it would be perfect in a soup! So tasty.

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  2. I always use a mix when I am cooking rice (I also think it is bland!) that gives it a great flavour. See
    http://www.recipe.nidi.org.uk/Spice_Mixture_for_Rice.htm
    Take care Diane

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  3. This looks like such a hearty and comforting soup! I love the mix of rices you used!

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  4. You reminded me of the two packs of wild rice I have to use up. The soup looks like a bowl full of comfort!

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  5. Creamy + Rice = YUM!!

    -Heather
    @ www.made-famous-by.com

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  6. That sounds delicious! I've got all of that in my pantry, and a few parsnips in the garden right now.

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  7. I love parsnips! I really love them in soups. And boy is it soup weather!

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  8. I love wild rice as well. Your soup sounds delicious, nourishing and comforting. I like the parsnips (one of my family's favourite veggies!) in it too. Thank you for sharing this post!

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