North Woods Wild Rice Soup

by Anza Goodbar
(last updated November 21, 2012)

North Woods Wild Rice Soup is one of my all time favorite recipes. When the soup is simmering, the entire house is filled with its aroma. This is a hearty thick soup that makes a full meal after a day of sledding or skiing.

This soup is easy to make and is better the longer it simmers. In fact, I think it is better the second day. I will often prepare it the day before I want to serve it and reheat it the second day. It has more body and flavor after it has time to sit.

When choosing a pot to cook this soup in, it is important to use a pot that has a thick bottom and will transfer heat evenly. Since half and half is part of its base, it will easily scorch in a thin bottomed pot. This soup can also be heated in a crock pot if it is stirred frequently.

As with all recipes I use, I like to have versatility to change things up. This soup can be modified by changing the type of wild rice you use. Experiment with different flavors of rice. I prefer to use Uncle Ben's rice as they tend to keep their texture and not get soggy better than other brands I have used.

I enjoy serving this soup with hot fresh dinner rolls.

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups cooked wild rice
  • 2 Cups 1" square cooked turkey or chicken
  • 1 Cup 1" square cubed ham or turkey ham
  • 1 Cup shredded carrots
  • 1 Cup sliced celery
  • 1 Quart half and half
  • 1 Cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 Cup cooking sherry
  • 1 Medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 Cup flour
  • 3 Tablespoons butter

Directions

  1. Sauté carrots, onion, and celery in butter until tender.
  2. Combine the rest of the ingredients except flour and butter.
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until heated thoroughly, approximately 15-20 minutes.
  4. Over low heat melt butter in a small saucepan.
  5. Add flour until thickened, simmer for 2-3 minutes, add gradually to thicken soup. Use a whisk to prevent lumping.
  6. Simmer an additional 30-45 minutes. Soup will thicken as it simmers.

Author Bio

Anza Goodbar

Anza is a single mother of four who makes her home in Colorado. She enjoys writing, hiking and is an avid football and hockey fan. She is the owner of a virtual business services company; writing is just one of the many services her company offers. ...

MORE FROM ANZA

Environmentally Safe Pest Control

Over time pests have become resistant to chemical forms of control. Many chemicals used for pest control also carry an ...

Discover More

Understanding Interest Rates

Interest rates are the fee charged for borrowing money. Interest rates can be directly tied to your credit score.

Discover More

When to Call the Dermatologist

Dermatology deals with issues affecting the skin like severe acne, skin cancer and reoccurring rashes. Seeking a specialist ...

Discover More
MORE COOKING TIPS

Cabbage Soup

Soup is a hearty and delicious meal that can be enjoyed for lunch or at dinner. For a wonderful mix of vegetables, try an ...

Discover More

Creamy Clam Chowder

Whether you are looking for a great tasting meal, or something to warm you up on a cold winter day, you can't really go wrong ...

Discover More

French Onion Soup

French onion soup has long been a favorite dish at restaurants around the world. If you are looking for a great way to ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured cooking tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

Comments for this tip:

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)

Videos

Subscribe to the Tips.Net channel:

Visit the Tips.Net channel on YouTube

Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured cooking tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)

Links and Sharing
Share