Recipe by Sue
"A slight variation on a recipe I received from a fellow Minnesota farm wife. A delicious soup that can also easily be cooked in a slow cooker and freezes well."
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finely chopped onion
fresh sliced mushrooms
cooked wild rice
boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
ground black pepper
This is a great tasting soup! I did it in a crockpot without any of the extra steps. Chicken and roux and rice were all raw. Just combined everything, set it on low and walked away. I added the cream/milk just before serving. It still turned out great and was super easy!
Recipe survives well with substitutes or omissions: oil instead of butter, milk instead of cream, no mushrooms, etc. I used the food processor to chop all of the veggies fast and easy. Great recipe.
I read through the reviews before I made this recipe, this way I'd know where to make changes and not risk wasting ingredients. I used a quarter of the butter called for in this recipe and added in just a little extra virgin olive oil to keep the butter from scorching. I did double the mushrooms and I added in quite a bit of fresh minced garlic. I did not need the flour or the salt. I used all organic chicken broth. To cut back on the fat, I used 1/3 cup fat free half-n-half and that was all I needed to make this a creamy soup plus it made it thicker without needing the flour. I did not add the mustard powder as I didn't have any. This is very good, though after tasting it, I did add in more curry powder. The almonds were just right in this soup, just wonderful. I would have never thought of that.
Since moving to Minnesota, I've tried several wild rice soup recipes - this is the best yet. Several steps can be completed the nite before - cooking/cubing the chicken, cooking the rice, etc. I've found that the key is to learn how to cook wild rice first - I always use 4 cups of water to one cup wild rice with a tsp of salt and boil it for approx. 40-50 minutes. Then I divide it into to large baggies of 2 cups each, which can be frozen for later use. I added 8 slices of cooked and crumbled bacon, substituted garlic salt for the salt, and ommitted the curry and mustard powders. I also used 3 cups of cooked wild rice instead of two. A GREAT recipe that I will use again.
This is the second time I've made this soup, and had to jump on here and give it 5 stars!! This soup is naughty but oh so nice :-) One observation and one suggestion. Observation: Don't worry about the flour "clumping" when you add it to the veggies....the clumps cook out! Suggestion: Double the Curry. This ingredient sounded strange to me when I first looked at the recipe, but believe me it's the *KEY* to this soup. Well any type of chicken based soup, so I'm told. Who would have ever thought Curry makes chicken soup more "chickeny"!! Enjoy, it's awesome.
Great soup. I made changes. Less flour, 2% milk instead of 1/2 & 1/2, Beer instead of Sherry, Dijon mustard instead of mustard powder, used wild rice, brown rice and basmatti for a total of 3 cups cooked rice, combo of butter and olive oil to make roux, no almonds. Turned out FANTASTIC! Will make again and again!
Oh my goodness! This is fantabulous tasting! I added a bit more curry than called for, and made a double batch. Freezes and reheats wonderfully, so make extra and take a night off in the kitchen. (Hint: use an ice cream bucket that fits in your crock pot to freeze left-overs, and you'll have an easy meal. Just remove frozen soup from ice cream bucket, place in crock pot on low, and come home to a delicious meal. Hubby said the house smelled fantastic when he got home!
Excellent, excellent recipe, Sue! I made this on a rainy Friday afternoon after a long day at work, and it was remarkably easy and very tasty! My two roommates and I feasted on this with toasted wheatberry bread... They raved about it! I baked the boneless, skinless chicken breasts (brushed with extra-virgin olive oil, sprinkled with marjoram, thyme, oregano, a little salt & pepper, then baked at 450 for 30-35 min.) Turned out great! This is definitely a keeper! I even sent a copy of your fabulous recipe to my mother (a native Minnesotan from Hibbing). Thanks!
Hubs and I weren't fond of this at all. Other than using rotisserie chicken and shortening the cooking time accordingly, I stuck to the recipe like science. So, against my better judgement, I watched the vegetables swim, not saute, in a stick of butter. And then I winced a little as I added the entire 3/4 cup of flour. I tasted it after seasoning it with the curry and mustard powder which I not only found odd, but unpleasant. After stirring in the almonds I discovered I didn't care for that either. Finally, to this thick concoction I added the prescribed pint of half-and-half. Rather than hearty, creamy and satisfying, I found this excessively thick and floury with a flavor that didn't seem quite appropriate for a chicken wild rice soup.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chicken Wild Rice Soup I
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 288
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