Thursday, November 19, 2009

Soup Sunday: Wild Mushroom and Rice Soup


Over the past year I have made a few variations of mushroom soup, including a
creamy pureed mushroom soup (never named it!) and mushroom, potato, smoked Gouda chowder. Last weekend I wanted to make a mushroom soup with rice in it, so I did a quick search on the internet.

I decided to us this recipe for
mushroom and wild rice soup as my inspiration. My major dilemma was that I could not find wild rice in my market! I looked everywhere (how annoying that they have rice in 2 different sections) and had to settle on a box of long grain mixed with wild rice...I threw away the seasoning packet it came with. My adaptation of the recipe is below:

Ingredients

  • 1 c cooked rice (wild preferred, I used a mix)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1.5 c mushrooms, chopped; I used a mix of white and shiitake mushrooms
  • 1/2 c dry white wine
  • 4 c chicken broth (or vegetable broth for a vegetarian version)
  • 1 c light cream
  • 2 pinches dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • Optional: black truffle oil for drizzling before serving

Directions

  • Heat butter in a large pot
  • Add onions and celery; saute 5 minutes until tender
  • Add mushrooms, saute 5 minutes
  • Add white wine and cook until absorbed, about 4-5 minutes
  • Add broth, thyme, pepper; bring to a steady simmer for 20 minutes
  • Stir in cream; season with salt if needed. Bring to a simmer for a few minutes before serving. Drizzle with truffle oil for serving.

This soup had a great earthy flavor, and while I liked it with the rice I used, I think it would be even better with all wild rice.



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1 comment:

Katie said...

Mushrooms, cream and rice? That's a recipe for a girl's best friend in my book! Looks delicious, Mary Ellen!!