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Creamy Wild Rice Soup

Creamy Wild Rice SoupThis deliciously sublime soup is great for a starter or as a meal with focaccia bread and a green salad on the side.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 tablespoons light olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3 cups white mushrooms, sliced thick
1 cup Shiitake mushrooms
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups chicken stock or broth
2 1/2 cups milk
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 to 2 cups cooked wild rice

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat oil in frying pan. Sauté onion, mushrooms and garlic until tender.
    Remove from heat.
  2. In medium saucepan, mix together chicken stock and milk over medium heat until it comes to a boil. Add mushroom mixture, bay leaf, parsley, flour, salt, pepper and wild rice to milk mixture. Stir occasionally and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes. Remove bay leaf and serve.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories 240; Fat 7g; Saturated Fat 1g; Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 450mg; Carbohydrates 33g; Fiber 4g; Protein 0g.