Asparagus Soup Recipe
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Asparagus Soup Recipe

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Each spring, my husband takes our dogs and searches for wild asparagus. He's been so successful that I finally developed this recipe. We look forward to this special soup every year.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES: 9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 6 green onions, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 can (49-1/2 ounces) chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups cooked wild rice
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup water

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 111 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 795 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a 3-qt. saucepan, saute onions in butter for 4 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook until tender. Add asparagus, broth and seasonings; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Add rice. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into soup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Yield: 8-10 servings (2-1/4 quarts).
Originally published as Asparagus Soup in Home-Style Soups, Salad and Sandwiches Cookbook 1996, p27

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 111 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 795 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Aug. 4, 2013

Asparagus has always intrigued me as a child and also as an adult. Can something that looks so much like a tree actually taste good?!

But it does! And it's delicious in this soup!

I have a tendency to overcook asparagus so don't do that!! Otherwise all you have is mush!

We often add chicken. And mushrooms are a no-no in our house so you can easily customize!!

It tastes good with a fruity-flavored muffin hot out of the oven.

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Reviewed Mar. 19, 2013

Loved it! Brought it to school to share and got rave reviews. I didn't have wild rice on hand so I used a packaged of uncle ben's ready whole grain medley, microwave and it's 2 cups. This will be added to my soup recipes. Thanks for sharing!!!

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Reviewed Feb. 22, 2012

This was very tasty. I would modify it a little by cutting down on the broth and adding more wild rice. It was a hit here for dinner tonight!

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Reviewed Nov. 15, 2009

bland needs more of a cream base I really had to doctor it up to make it somewhat taste good, not very impressed

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