Over the last 20 years I have probably made 25 or more business trips to Minnesota.
I think each time I have gone I have enjoyed a bowl of Chicken and Wild Rice Soup. It is a Minnesota kind of soup. I’m not sure why but Minnesota makes the best Chicken and Wild Rice Soup.
Whether I am there in the summer or winter there always seems to be a bowl of Chicken and Wild Rice Soup to enjoy.
I decided it was time to make it in Oregon. I started with a recipe from allrecipes and then played around with it a bit.
When cooking the wild rice I used the same trick I use for brown rice and put a paper towel underneath the pan lid. It worked great. Like brown rice, wild rice takes longer to cook than regular rice – allow about 40 minutes. Cook the rice before putting it into the soup. It also takes more water – 4 cups water to 1 cup rice.
The soup also has slivered almonds in it and I love the little bit of texture this gives the soup. I liked it so much I put a few more on top as garnish.
I’d love to hear from any of my Minnesota readers why you are all so famous for Chicken and Wild Rice Soup.
I’m also thinking this would be a great soup to serve after Thanksgiving – just make it Turkey and Wild Rice Soup. A great way to use up any leftover turkey.