Sunday, February 20, 2011

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

This soup is to die for, especially when you use homemade broth.  (See my Homemade Chicken Broth recipe.)

For those of you who are allergic or sensitive to dairy, just omit the heavy cream.  The soup tastes just as delicious without it.  

Enjoy!  My family sure does.

Photo: Matt  Food Stylist: Jason

2 teaspoons olive oil
3 shallots, finely chopped
½ cup celery, chopped
½ cup sliced mushrooms
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup uncooked wild/brown rice blend
6 cups chicken broth
1 bay leaf
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ teaspoon dried thyme
Pinch of dry ground mustard
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts,
   sliced very thin, cut into 1 inch strips
½ cup heavy cream
½ cup fresh parsley, chopped
¼ cup sherry cooking wine

Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.  Saut√© shallots, celery, and mushrooms until tender and lightly browned.  Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes longer.  Add rice, chicken broth, bay leaf, salt, pepper, thyme, dry mustard, and lime juice.  Cover and cook 35 minutes. Add chicken.  Cook 10 minutes uncovered, until chicken is fully cooked. Add the rest of ingredients and simmer uncovered for 10 more minutes until slightly thickened.

This is a shallot.  It is about half the size of a small onion, and on the inside it looks similar to a red onion.


  1. Yumo, looks delish! Can't wait to try it!

  2. Janna,

    J'adore ton blog. Je regarde tous les jours. Les photos sont si belles...

    Your french sister

  3. Oh I am making this! :) Just you wait Janna, I'm going to be so domestic after reading your blog and trying these wonderful recipes!!! So long single-for-ever! Maybe we will have to have dinner and a hair doing party at my place, and a cooking lesson? Think about it!

  4. okay girlfriend, i've been waiting fifteen years for your recipes and now you post them on your blog?? i should be angry (kidding) but i'm just so proud of you for all of this.

    you are amazing. sending you back an email shortly.