Chicken and Wild Rice Soup for the Soul

Friday night call. It’s chicken soup for the soul time.


Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Adapted from Food and Wine

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

3 celery ribs, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

2 carrots, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1 medium onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped thyme



1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup wild rice (5 ounces)

2 quarts chicken stock or low-sodium broth

2 cups water

4 cups bite-size pieces of roasted chicken or turkey

1 cup heavy cream

In a large saucepan, melt the butter. Add the celery, carrots, onion, garlic, thyme and a generous pinch each of salt and pepper and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables just start to soften, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables and cook, stirring, until evenly coated and lightly browned, about 3 minutes.

Add the wild rice to the saucepan and gradually stir in the stock and water. Bring to a boil, then simmer over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes. Add the chicken and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the wild rice is tender, 10 to 15 minutes longer. Stir in the cream and season with salt and pepper. Ladle the soup into bowls and serve.

Haiku #284 October 11th

It is welling in

my soul. Well with, yes, but like

the sea tide, welling.

Haiku #285 October 12th

Gotta be nice to

people ‘cause you never know

says the dying man.

Haiku #286 October 13th

Night out against crime

Porch band, pasta salad, and

Coozies raised for peace.

Haiku #287 October 14th

Drank the water boil

Advisory bilge and did

not grow extra limbs.

Haiku #288 October 15th


class on transference and Cash

sings Out Among Stars.

One thought on “Chicken and Wild Rice Soup for the Soul

  1. Ha, in this photo Izzy looks like she is in dire need of some soup for the soul! 🙂 Also, thank you for getting “It is Well With My Soul” in my head through Haiku #284. And I’m so glad you got to enjoy some of the Night Out festivities, sounds marvelous!

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