The search for this recipe came from my desire to recreate the best creamy chicken and wild rice soup I have ever had in my life! They have this restaurant in the States and I'm not sure all where it exists but I believe they have one in Minnesota and Jason and I have eaten at the one in Wisconsin (once years ago) and in North Dakota! Their food is amazing and on our last trip there I tried their chicken and wild rice soup and it was incredible!
There is the link to restaurant if you care to check it out.
Anyways I couldn't find the recipe anywhere, I looked all over the Internet and Pinterest and nothing.. so I just searched any ol' recipe for chicken and wild rice soup and narrowed it down to the one I thought sounded best.. and let me tell you... I was right!
small onion or 1 large shallot, chopped
celery stalks, chopped
small carrots, chopped
salt & pepper
garlic cloves, minced
teaspoon dried thyme
cups chicken broth
chicken breasts, cut in half
cup wild/brown rice blend
DirectionsMelt butter in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add onion, celery, and carrots, season with salt & pepper, then saute until tender, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and thyme then saute for 1 more minute.
Add chicken broth then increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Add chicken breast halves and cook until no longer pink in the center, about 10 minutes, then remove to a plate and set aside. Shred when cool enough to handle. Add wild/brown rice blend to the pot then place a lid on top, turn heat down to medium-low and simmer for 40-50 minutes or until rice is tender.
In a small bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup milk with flour until smooth then add remaining milk. Slowly drizzle into soup while stirring. Add chicken then simmer soup for 10 more minutes uncovered and serve.
No I made a few adjustments, I added more chicken and a little more rice! I also added 2 of those home style chicken stock jelly cube things you can buy at the grocery store! Those things are so full of flavor! Overall I thought it turned out extremely well and Jason has been eating it for 3 days so I would say that is a good sign!