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stormy weather soup

The stormy season has officially arrived around here - howling winds, driving rain, and power outages.  Which means baking and soup making are in full swing at our house.

I thought I would share one of our favorite soup recipes just in case stormy weather is headed your way as well.

 little hangs making bread to go with our soup

Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup 
 (adapted from this recipe)

(I usually double it, so we have leftovers.)

5 cups chicken broth
3 cups water
2 cooked, boneless chicken breast halves, shredded
1/2 cup diced onions
1/2 cup carrots
1/2 celery
1-2 minced garlic cloves
1 (4.5 ounce) package quick cooking long-grain and wild rice with seasoning packet
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter
1.5 cups heavy cream/whole milk

This is how I cook the chicken: brown it first in a pan over medium-high heat, then add it to a pot of boiling of for 20 minutes, remove and shred.

1. in a large pot, saut√© the carrots, onion, celery, garlic, and 1/2 T. butter until the onions are translucent. 

2. Add the broth, water, and chicken to the veggies and bring to a boil.  Then, add rice (reserving the seasoning packet), cover and remove from heat.

3. In a small bowl, combine: salt, pepper, and flower.

4. In a medium sauce pan, over medium heat, melt butter.  Stir in the contents of the seasoning packet until bubbly.  Reduce heat to low, then stir in the flour mixture, a little at a time.  Then, whisk in the cream/milk a little at a time until smooth, (not thick). 

5. Stir the cream/milk mixture in to the pot with the broth, and cook over medium heat until heated through, about 10 minutes. Enjoy!

A soup dinner at our house would not be complete without bread from this book - Delicious!  Do you have a favorite stormy weather recipe? 

1 comment:

  1. We are up in Alaska, so it's soup weather all the time now here. We like tortilla soup (husband and my favorite) and chicken soup. We make the noodles now by rolling out the dough like you normally would for homemade noodles, and then we cut it with small cookie cutters. The kids LOVE the shaped noodles, and nothing beats homemade soup! The other thing we have been making this winter is english muffins. SOOOOO stinking good, and I can't believe how easy they are to make.