Monday, November 15

Minnesota Wild Rice Soup

Minnesota Wild Rice Soup

Well I know it is getting cooler out because I want to make soup!  Yesterday I made my favorite  Baked Bean Soup and it finally felt like Fall to me.   I am  posting another great soup recipe today from my friend Ashley.  She got this recipe from her mother in law who lives in Minnesota.  I was lucky enough to have this one day at her house and honestly think I have dreamed about it ever since!  She graciously gave me the recipe today and  I am sure we will be having it soon.  I can hardly wait!  Honestly, how could it be bad when the first ingrident is 1 lb of bacon? 
Hope you enjoy it!

4oz wild rice

1 lb bacon
3 T bacon grease
1/4 c chopped green pepper
3/4 c chopped celery
3/4 c chopped onion
2 cans chicken broth
3 cans cream of mushroom soup
1/4 c sherry or red wine, optional

Prepare wild rice as directed on package.  While that cooks, fry bacon until crisp.  Remove bacon to drain, then crumble.  Reserve 3 T for soup (*Ashley note* pour the rest in your grease container for green beans**).  Saute pepper, celery and onion in bacon grease until soft.  Add remaining ingredients and simmer on the stove for an hour or more (tastes better the longer it simmers).

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Julie said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I will have to give this recipe a try. My husband is a Minnesotan!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Lana,
I was so excited to see you are from my neck of the woods so to speak. I am beginning to think there are not that many of us in blogville. Your soup looks great and will taste really good in the upcoming cold weather. Thanks for stopping by to chat with me and come back soon!
Miz Helen