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Creamy Ham Wild Rice Soup

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 353kcal
Author Joe Boyle

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup uncooked wild rice , (yields 2 to 2 1/2 cups cooked)
  • 1 medium yellow onion , diced
  • 1 cup diced celery , (2 stalks)
  • 1 cup diced carrot , ( 3 medium)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup diced ham , (10 to 12 oz.)
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground white pepper
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry

Instructions

  • Rinse rice under running water in a strainer.
  • Cook the rice in 2 1/2 to 3 quarts boiling water, 12 to 13 minutes, until softened, drain and set aside, (cook according to package directions for cultivated rice)
  • Melt butter in a 5 quart pan or dutch oven and add onion, celery and carrots.
  • Cook for 5 to 6 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add the flour and stir in well and cook while stirring 1 minute
  • Gradually add the broth while whisking and bring to a boil and whisk until thickened, 4 to 5 minutes
  • Stir in wild rice, half and half, salt and pepper and simmer for 10 minutes
  • Remove from heat and stir in dry sherry
  • Serve this delicious soup hot

Notes

  1. Substitute chicken for the ham. A cooked rotisserie chicken from your grocer would be excellent.
  2. The dry sherry can be skipped, but it adds a smoothness to the soup.

Nutrition

Calories: 353kcal