Wednesday, May 18, 2011

what's cookin' wednesday - soup!

this storm front passing through means we have perfect soup-eating weather. justin is not generally a big fan of soup but when i told him that was what we were having and i offered him a chance to pick the theme, he agreed. his choice was wild rice so i made a chicken, mushroom, and wild rice soup fit for a king! we even served it in sourdough bread bowls. i didn't manage to take any pictures but i'll give you the recipe and then leave you with a few pics and links to some other soups that i've been coveting.

chicken, mushroom, and wild rice soup

1 cup wild rice
5 cups broth
1 lb chicken
1 cup mushrooms
1/2 cup carrots, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
2/3 cup half and half
1/2 cup white wine
seasoning, to taste (i used sea salt, ground pepper, and trader joe's 21 seasoning salute)

to speed things up, i cooked the rice in the rice cooker. i had dried wild mushrooms (porcini, oyster, shitake, morels, brazilians, and ivory portabellas) that i reconstituted in hot water. drain the mushrooms and saute in the butter. after cooking the mushrooms for about 5 min, transfer to a bowl. add a little olive oil to the pan and season and cook the chicken. put the chicken, mushrooms, cooked rice carrots and celery in a stock pot. add the broth, half and half, and wine. i used beef broth and french onion soup. feel free to substitute veggie or chicken broth and any milk 1% or higher. i stirred together and added a little more seasoning and then let it simmer for a few minutes. it was heavenly in the bread bowls...

here are some more delicious soups, stews, and stoups (as rachel ray likes to call them).

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