Wild Rice-Mushroom Soup

3 cups chicken broth
1/3 cup wild rice
1/2 cup sliced green onion
1 cup half-and-half or light cream
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon snipped fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms, white, crimini or shiitake would be good
1 tablespoon dry sherry

Preparation Instructions:
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes

In a medium saucepan combine chicken broth and uncooked wild rice. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 40 minutes. Stir in green onions and cook for 5 to 10 minutes more or till rice is tender.

Combine half-and-half or light cream, flour, thyme, and pepper. Stir into rice mixture along with mushrooms. Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Stir in sherry and heat through.

Serves: Makes 4 side-dish servings

Oyster Mushrooms
OYSTER Mushrooms
  • Excellent source of Niacin, an essential nutrient
  • Good source of Riboflavin, which aids metabolism

Oysters are an excellent compliment to fish and chicken dishes. Sauté with garlic or onions to bring out flavor, combine with crimini or shiitakes, or roast, broil or grill them for variety.