Welcome back to day two of Christmas in the Woods! The prettiest deer we've ever seen and the wise old owl, fluffed up against the falling snow.
A snowy winter day calls for a really hearty winter soup, and this one is so thick you can almost stand your spoon in it. Of course, you can thin it with a little milk if you like, but if you want a soup that has on its wool socks and its hat with the earflaps, this is it.
Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
4 c. chicken broth
2 c. water
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked & shredded
1 4.5oz. package quick cooking long grain & wild rice w/ seasoning packet
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
3/4 c. flour
1/2 c. butter
2 c. heavy cream (yessssssss)
In a large pot over medium heat, combine broth, water, chicken. Bring to a boil and stir in rice (save seasoning packet). Cover and remove from heat.
In a small bowl, combine salt, pepper, flour.
In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add seasoning packet and stir til bubbly. Reduce heat to low and stir in flour mixture by spoonfuls to make a roux. Whisk in cream a little at a time until fully mixed and smooth. Cook for about 5 minutes or until thickened.
Stir the cream mixture into the broth & rice. Cook over medium heat about 10 minutes or until heated through.
Back tomorrow with more critters and more soup! How can you miss it?