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Wild Rice Soup Recipe

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This recipe for Wild Rice Soup, by , is from Donnalee's Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Kimberly Holton
Added: Sunday, November 18, 2007


1/2 c. raw wild rice, rinsed (soak 8 hours before cooking)
2 c. water
3 T. butter
1 onion, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
1/2 c. celery, chopped
1 slice ham (1" thick), cubed
4 large mushrooms, sliced
1/2 c. flour
3 14 oz. cans chicken broth
1 c half & half
2 to 4 T. curry powder

Bring rice and water to a boil. Boil 45 minutes. Set aside. Melt butter in a large saucepan. Add onion, carrots, celery, ham and mushrooms. saute until vegetables are tender.
Add flour and stir until liquid has evaporated. Slowly add chicken broth, whisking.
Add rice and curry. Slowly add cream.
Do not boil.




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