Wild Rice Soup

Homemade wild rice soup ready in just 30 minutes! Mmm.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2
tablespoons butter or margarine
2
medium stalks celery, sliced (1 cup)
1
medium carrot, coarsely shredded (1 cup)
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
small green bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/4
cup Original Bisquick™ or Bisquick Heart Smart® mix
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/4
teaspoon dried thyme leaves, if desired
1
cup water
1
can (10 1/2 oz) condensed chicken broth
1 1/2
cups canned or frozen cooked wild rice
1
cup half-and-half
1/3
cup slivered almonds, toasted
1/4
cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add celery, carrot, onion and bell pepper; cook about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender.
  • 2 Stir in Bisquick mix, salt, pepper and thyme. Stir in water, broth and wild rice. Heat to boiling, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Stir in half-and-half, almonds and parsley. Heat just until hot (do not boil).

Expert Tips

To cut down on fat and calories, spray saucepan with cooking spray before heating. Omit butter. Use Bisquick Heart Smart® mix, substitute 1 cup evaporated fat-free milk for the half-and-half and decrease almonds to 3 tablespoons.

To toast almonds, cook in ungreased heavy skillet over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until golden brown.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
320
(
Calories from Fat
170),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
19%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
1150mg
1150%;
Total Carbohydrate
26g
26%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
10g
10%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
110%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.