Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

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Using a leftover roast chicken for its meat and for the rich, mineral-dense broth made from the carcass means this soup is not only frugal, but practically free.   Celery, carrots, onion and wild rice make nice additions.   This dish is rich in fiber, protein and minerals.

chicken & wild rice soup

By Jenny Published: February 3, 2009

    Using a leftover roast chicken for its meat and for the rich, mineral-dense broth made from the carcass means this soup is not …

    Ingredients

    • 2 Quarts Homemade Roast Chicken Bone Broth
    • 1-2 Cups Leftover Roast Chicken Meat
    • 5 Stalks Celery, Chopped
    • 3 Carrots, Peeled and Chopped
    • 1 Yellow Onion, Chopped
    • 2 Tablespoons Ghee
    • 3 Tablespoons Dried Parsley
    • 1 Teaspoon Dried Thyme
    • 1 Cup Wild Rice
    • 1 Tablespoon Raw Apple Cider Vinegar or Yogurt or Whey
    • Salt & Pepper to Taste

    Instructions

    1. Soak the wild rice for at least 8 hours in warm water mixed with apple cider vinegar, yogurt or whey.
    2. Chop or shred the chicken meat.
    3. Heat the ghee in pan, when it is hot add the vegetables.
    4. Continue to cook the vegetables in ghee until the onions become translucent.
    5. Add the chicken and herbs.
    6. Continue cooking the mixture for a minute or two.
    7. Add the bone broth.
    8. Drain and rinse the wild rice.
    9. Add the rice to the soup.
    10. Continue cooking until the rice is tender (I’m at very high altitude, so this takes a long time for me. Use your judgment in cooking times).
    11. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.

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      • Sofia says

        M,
        Yes you can freeze it! Just be careful to leave lots of room at the top for expansion. It has been my experience that when freezing liquid only it requires a little space at the top but when freezing anything that has substance like bits of meat or veg, it requires a lot more room. Just an FYI.
        Sofia

    1. greenmama says

      I love chicken and wild rice soup, but for some reason, this recipe really didn’t work for me. It tasted almost sweet. I guess I’ll try using less carrots next time.

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