Slow-Cooker Ham and Wild Rice Soup

With 10 minutes in the morning, you can have a comforting soup simmering in the slow cooker. Dinner's ready when you get home!

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 9 hr 25 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

2
cups diced cooked ham
3/4
cup uncooked wild rice
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
bag (12 oz) Green Giant™ Steamers™ frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
1 3/4
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-ounce carton)
1
can (10.75 ounces) reduced-sodium cream of celery soup
1/4
teaspoon pepper
3
cups water
1/2
cup half-and-half

  • 1 Mix all ingredients except half-and-half in 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker.
  • 2 Cover and cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours.
  • 3 Stir in half-and-half. Increase heat setting to High. Cover and cook 10 to 15 minutes or until hot.

Expert Tips

Cream of mushroom or chicken soup can be used instead of the cream of celery.

To quickly thaw frozen vegetables, rinse them under cold, running water. All frozen veggies should be thawed before using them in a slow cooker recipe.

One cup of uncooked wild rice cooked in three cups of water yields 4 cups of cooked rice. It can take up to an hour to cook wild rice on the stove.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
200
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
1020mg
1020%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
13g
13%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.