Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

by Dinner Hero on November 12, 2013

chicken & wild rice soup

My kids request soup quite often.  I’m happy to make it too.  It’s usually very easy and fast.  This one is no exception.

I pulled these Hot-Doggy Breadstix out of my freezer to go along with the soup.  Yum!

Chicken & Wild Rice Soup
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Serves: 6-8
 

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup finely chopped onions
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 box (about 6 oz.) uncooked wild rice, I used Uncle Ben’s
  • ½ cup margarine or butter
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1½ cup shredded cooked chicken, I use rotisserie chicken
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan, saute onions in a little olive oil. Once cooked, add the chicken broth, water, and wild rice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 30 minutes (or until rice is tender). Once the rice is cooked, there will be some additional liquid – do not drain.
  2. In a separate saucepan, melt margarine, stir in flour, salt, seasoning, and pepper. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly, until smooth and bubbly. Gradually stir in half and half to the butter/flour mixture and cook until slightly thickened, stirring constantly.
  3. Add this creamy mixture to the saucepan with the rice/broth and stir until well combined.
  4. Add chicken. Heat on low and stir occasionally for 30 minutes. Do not boil.
  5. Garnish with crumbled bacon.

 

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