Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Chicken or Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

I posted this over at EAD Living last month, but thought I would share it over here. This is a really great soup for a cold evening. And it could be made "healthy" if you used fat free evaporated milk and reduced sodium chicken broth.


This is one of my all-time favorite soups! It’s different in that it uses evaporated milk, plus it’s super easy!

Here is what you’ll need:

  • Approx. 1 lb of either cooked chicken or turkey
  • 2 cans chicken broth
  • 1 can evaporated milk (not sweetened)
  • 1 box of Wild Rice (I like the fast-cook kind)
  • 1/2 of a white onion
  • 1 stalk of celery (or more, if you prefer)
  • 2 to 3 carrots (or more, if you prefer)

Cook wild rice according to box (this usually takes abou 15 minutes) - set aside when finished. While rice is cooking, chop up celery, onion, and carrots and add to a pot with a little olive oil and salt and pepper. Saute for a few minutes until onions start to become clear.

Cut up chicken or turkey and add that along with the 2 cans of chicken broth to pot. Bring almost to a boil. When soup is hot, slowly stir in the can of evaporated milk and the wild rice you’ve already cooked.

Cook a little longer, stirring occasionally, to heat up the milk and rice. You can add more salt and pepper to taste, Italian seasoning, or my very favorite for this soup - Cavender’s Greek Seasoning (this is hands down, one of the best seasoning blends around!!). I usually add about a tablespoon or so.

This recipe is great after the holidays when you have leftover turkey, but is so easy to make at any time!


EJ & Roo said...

looks delicious! thanks for sharing the recipe!

Blablover5 said...

Mmmm, I love wild rice soup. That is my comfort food long before Chicken noodle.

Jenny.Lee said...

Looks so yummy!

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Lindsey said...

It looks fab!

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