Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Enjoy dinner with this hearty chicken, bacon and wild rice soup that's ready in just an hour!

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 60 min
  • ingredients 14
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

2
cups water
3
(10 1/2-oz.) cans condensed chicken broth
1/2
cup uncooked wild rice*
1/2
cup finely chopped green onions
1/2
cup margarine or butter
3/4
cup all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/8
teaspoon pepper
2
cups half-and-half
1 1/2
cups cubed cooked chicken
8
slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled
1
tablespoon diced pimiento
2
to 3 tablespoons dry sherry, if desired

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In Dutch oven or large saucepan, combine water and broth. Add wild rice and onions. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 45 to 55 minutes or until rice is tender.
  • 2 In medium saucepan, melt margarine over medium heat. Stir in flour, salt, poultry seasoning and pepper. Cook 1 minute or until smooth and bubbly, stirring constantly. Gradually stir in half-and-half; cook until slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Slowly add half-and-half mixture to rice mixture, stirring constantly. Add remaining ingredients. Cook over low heat until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently. DO NOT BOIL.
  • 1 In Dutch oven or large saucepan, combine water and broth. Add wild rice and onions. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 45 to 55 minutes or until rice is tender.
  • 2 In medium saucepan, melt margarine over medium heat. Stir in flour, salt, poultry seasoning and pepper. Cook 1 minute or until smooth and bubbly, stirring constantly. Gradually stir in half-and-half; cook until slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Slowly add half-and-half mixture to rice mixture, stirring constantly. Add remaining ingredients. Cook over low heat until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently. DO NOT BOIL.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Wild rice is actually a grass that grows in marshy areas. Native to Minnesota and Wisconsin, most wild rice is no longer "wild" and much of it is now grown in California. The nutty grain lends smoky flavor to this rich, creamy soup.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
520
(
Calories from Fat
300),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
33g
33%
(Saturated Fat
11g,
11%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
1490mg
1490%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
26g
26%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 Lean Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.