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Wild Rice Soup

July 17, 2014

Wild rice is known as Minnesota’s state grain. It’s actually not rice, but an annual water grass seed grown in the cold lakes and rivers. The harvesting process for it is quite lengthy and laborious which explains why wild rice is a more expensive product. But it sure is tasty and abundant in Minnesotan dishes.

Wild Rice Soup Serving

Wild Rice Soup Serving

Difficulty: Easy (but need to watch and stir frequently)
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 1 hr 10 min
Total Time: 1 hr 20 min
Yield: 6-8 servings
Taste: Great!

Ingredients:

1 box (6 oz which is about 1 cup dried) wild rice, cooked
1/4 cup margarine
Half white onion diced
1 cup carrots, shredded (about 2 large carrots)
1/2 + 1/3 cup flour
Three 14.5 oz cans chicken broth (can do low sodium)
1 1/2 cup half and half
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Procedure:

1) Cook rice according to package

2) Heat margarine in large pot and add onion and carrots. Cook until tender, approximately 3 minutes.

3) Remove from heat, add flour, and mix well.

4) Gradually stir in broth and half & half. Return to medium heat. Stir occasionally until smooth and slightly thickened, approximately 10 minutes.

5) Add salt, pepper, and cooked wild rice to pot. Cook until thickened, approximately 15 more minutes.

Enjoying our Dinner on our New Deck:)

Enjoying our Dinner on our New Deck:)

Source: Some Minnesotan mom

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