I love a good soup and this Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is exactly what the doctor ordered. The best thing about this soup is that it only uses items commonly found at the grocery store. I love the flavor of wild rice and I had thought originally to make it with just wild rice. However, the only place I have ever found wild rice is at Trader Joe’s and that is quite a distance for me to travel. Of course, when you can’t find something in cooking, that often leads to some creative problem solving. So I substituted a regular ol’ box of Uncle Ben’s Wild Rice and it works perfectly fine.
Eventually, I did make the soup with the rice from Trader Joe’s and I didn’t notice a difference really. At least not enough to make me drive almost an hour to get wild rice when I have a craving for this soup. Although I love cooking and using quality ingredients, I, and probably moms everywhere don’t have that kind of time or energy to drive for such a simple ingredient.
One last tip – Don’t skip the slivered almonds unless you hate nuts or something. I am not a huge fan of nuts but I will definitely concede that those little toasted goodies bring out the flavors of the soup. They may look like a garnish, but don’t be fooled. Sneaky little things.
Have a great day!
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