West Coast Wild Rice Soup

You need approximately 2 cups of cooked wild rice to make this soup. Ideally it’s real wild rice from a local grower, but in a pinch, Trader Joe’s wild rice pilaf or something similar will do just fine.
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West Coast Wild Rice Soup

West Coast Wild Rice Soup
 
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You need approximately 2 cups of cooked wild rice to make this soup. Ideally it’s real wild rice from a local grower, but in a pinch, Trader Joe’s wild rice pilaf or something similar will do just fine.
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Recipe Type: Main
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 6 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 large or 2 medium minced shallots
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • ½ cup flour
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups cooked wild rice
  • 1 large carrot, shredded (approx. ½ cup, optional)
  • ⅓ cup(ish) cubed ham (optional)
  • 1 cup(ish) frozen peas (optional)
  • 2 tsp.(ish) pimenton/hot paprika, or to taste
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 2 Tbsp. dry sherry
  • Chopped parsley or chives for garnish
Instructions
  1. - Saute shallot and celery in butter in large (2+ quart) saucepan until tender
  2. - Blend in flour and gradually add broth. Increase heat to medium high and stir until boiling, plus one minute
  3. - Stir in rice, carrots, ham, peas, and pimenton. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. - Add half and half and sherry.
  5. - Serve with garnish of chopped parsley or chives.
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