Wild Rice Chicken Soup

You will need:
4 cups chicken broth
2 cups water
2 cooked, boneless chicken breast halves, shredded
1 (4.5 ounce) package quick cooking long grain and wild rice with seasoning packet
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter
2 cups heavy cream

One of my favorite types of soup involve a hearty rice to make it a lot more like a stew, but still helps rehydrate and warm your body like a good soup.

To start get a large pot and put it over medium heat. Add the water and broth and chicken. Heat until it is boiling then stir in the rice, but not the seasoning packet. Cover with a lid and remove from heat. Because of this it is important that you have cooked chicken because it would not be good to eat if you put raw chicken in the pot.

In a small bowl combine all of the dry ingredients. then in a saucepan add some butter on medium heat and slowly stir in the dry ingredients. Reduce heat and stir constantly in order to make a roux, which is a beginning to a sauce. Then when it has cooked for a few minutes whisk in the cream a little at a time to preserve the consistency of the roux. Stir for about 5 minutes until the mixture is thickened.

Then for the final step, which is to bring the broth and chicken back to medium heat and then add the cream mixture and cook for 10 minutes, then your soup is finished.

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