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Welcome to this slow cooker/crockpot blog. I believe slow cookers are the best thing to happen to modern day cooks. I used mine often when I worked outside the home and continue to do so even in retirement. It is so nice to put food on and forget about it. Slow cookers also allow us to cook many things we would normally have to use the oven for; what a relief in hot Texas weather! Some of these recipes are mine, many are ones I have collected over the years.

Monday, December 30, 2013

CHICKEN AND WILD RICE SOUP

Another soup recipe for the cold days of January. Yes, this is two rice recipes in a row but both are hearty, healthy recipes.

1/2 cup uncooked wild rice, rinsed
1/2 cup shredded carrot
3 cans (14-oz each) chicken broth
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup white whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup sliced toasted almonds, optional

In slow cooker/crock pot, combine the rice, carrot, broth, chicken, celery, and onion.

Place lid on cooker and cook on low 6 to 8 hours or on high 4 to 6 hours until the chicken and rice are tender.

Before serving, stir the sour cream and flour together until smooth.  With the cooker on high heat setting, stir the sour cream mixture into the soup, stirring constantly.  Replace lid and continue to cook 5 to 10 minutes, stirring often, until the soup starts to thicken and is creamy.

Ladle into soup bowls and top with the almonds, if using.

Serves 6 to 8.
































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