No Croutons Required – Grains – Wild Rice Soup

9. Juli 2009
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Grains and my body don’t agree overly well with each other, so finding something that would fit the bill for this month’s No Croutons Required event, calling all cooks to submit (vegetarian) soups or salads featuring grains was quite the challenge. A pantry raid offered some advice: the jar of wild rice in the back must be one of the senior food items in my kitchen.

I found this very interesting recipe all over the web, but in particular on another blog, i.e. at Sherrys place “What did you eat” (a food blogger who passed away last year in July), and I think it is appropriate to dedicate this post to her and the fond memories I have of this wonderful food blogger.

Minnesota Wild Rice Soup

The result is a hearty soup which would make a great appearance on any autumn or winter table.

Minnesota Wild Rice Soup


(from: The Culinary Institute Of America Book Of Soups)

2 tablespoons butter
3 carrots, finely diced
2 leeks, (white and light green part) finely diced
2 stalks celery, finely diced
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 quarts vegetable broth
3/4 cup wild rice
1/2 teaspoon salt–or to your taste
3/4 cup hot cream
3 tablespoons dry sherry
1/4 cup minced chives
3 Ttblespoons parsley

Heat butter in a heavy soup pot over medium heat. Add the carrots, leeks, and celery and cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally Reduce the heat to low and add the flour. Cook this for about 3 minutes, stirring constantly.

Add the stock to the flour and vegetable mixture, slowly, whisking to avoid lumps. Bring the soup to a simmer. then add the wild rice and salt. Simmer for 45 minutes until the rice is tender, but still a little chewy.

Add the heated cream, sherry, and chives. Season with salt, if necessary. Serve in bowls garnished with parsley.

The sherry rounded out the flavor nicely, but I don’t get the idea of adding hot cream – I didn’t bother with heating it seperately but added cold cream.

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4 Responses to No Croutons Required – Grains – Wild Rice Soup

  1. 9. Juli 2009 at 8:05

    this looks like a lovely healthy and satisfying soup!

  2. 10. Juli 2009 at 6:54

    Interessant. Die werd ich bei Gelegenheit nachkochen.

  3. Christina
    10. Juli 2009 at 15:57

    Das Rezept werde ich mir merken, klingt sehr lecker. Vielen Dank!

    Grüße,
    Christina

  4. 11. Juli 2009 at 0:10

    This sounds wonderful. I bet it would be good with mushrooms too. Thanks so much for this entry!

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