*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *

                              Wild Rice Soup

Recipe By     : Peter_Klug@Mitel.COM
Serving Size  : 5    Preparation Time :0:00
Categories    : Soups

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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   2      Stalks        Celery, Sliced
   1                    Carrot, Coarsely Shredded
   1      Medium        Onion, Chopped (about 1/2 cup)
   1      Small         Green Pepper, Chopped
   2      Tablespoons   Butter
   3      Tablespoons   Flour
   1      Teaspoon      Salt
     1/4  Teaspoon      Pepper
   1 1/2  Cups          Wild Rice, Cooked
   1      Cup           Water
   1 1/3  Cups          Chicken Stock
   1      Cup           Half and Half
     1/3  Cup           Slivered Almonds
     1/4  Cup           Parsley, Minced

To cook wild rice:

1)  Wash 3/4 cup of wild rice in a strainer.  Add rice and 1/2 tsp. salt to 1 3/4 cups water.  Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.  Reduce heat, cover and simmer until tender (40 to 50 minutes).  After 30 minutes, check to make sure rice is not sticking to the pot (add more water, if necessary).

To make soup:

1)  Saute celery, carrot, onion and green pepper in the butter in a large (3 quart) saucepan until the celery is tender (about 5 minutes).

2)  Stir in the flour, salt and pepper.  Stir in the water, stock and wild rice.  Heat to boiling, then reduce heat.

3)  Cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4)  Stir in half and half, almonds and parsley.  Heat until hot but do NOT boil.

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