Wild rice, chicken soup with mushrooms

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Yesterday was a great snow day! It started snowing Saturday night. And it was sticking! We let Penny stay up late to play in case it was gone the next morning. But to our surprise it had kept snowing through the night with lots of fresh snow to play in! Penny had a blast playing in the snow, she didn’t want to come in. It was so great watching her explore and enjoy the snow with that child awe! Even though I had a blast playing with her in the snow, I am done with this cold weather. We still have snow on the ground and lots of rain going on today. With all this crazy, cold weather I just keep craving hot soup. So this soup satisfied all my cravings. And I always crave mushrooms!!
I have seen many wild rice soups that have some sort of cream in it and to be truthful I don’t feel like it really needed it. I added sour cream on top of my daughters to cool it down since no frozen veggies on hand. It was a yummy addition, but the soup is super creamy without it.

Wild rice, chicken soup with mushrooms

you will need
1-1/2 tablespoons butter
1 onion, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
2 carrots, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
¼ teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon flour
5 cups chicken broth
¼ cup brown rice
1lb chicken breast
4.5oz long grain, wild rice mix and seasoning pack
4 oz sliced mushrooms
Salt and pepper to taste

Melt butter in a big pan, over medium heat. Once melted add in onion, celery and carrots. Sautee for 5 minutes or till onions have browned. Add in garlic and thyme once fragrant add flour let brown for a minute. Add in broth and brown rice. Let come to a small boil. Then add in chicken, let cook for 15-20 minute. Once cooked, shred chicken and add back to pot with the wild rice, seasoning packet and mushrooms. Lower heat and let simmer for 15-20 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Ready to serve. If you personally want it creamer add in some milk, half in half, or sour cream till desired creaminess.

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About hairstylistinthekitchen

I am a hairstylist by profession, but love being in the kitchen baking and cooking!

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