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Hearty Wild Rice Soup

 Hearty Wild Rice Soup
When I was a judge at a local fair, this soup recipe received my highest score. Of all the recipes I tasted that day, it was the only one I went home with and has been a winner ever since. —Kathy Herink, Gladbrook, Iowa
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 4 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 package (6-3/4 ounces) quick-cooking long grain and wild rice mix
  • 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


  • In a Dutch oven, cook beef, celery and onions over medium heat until
  • beef is no longer pink and vegetables are tender, breaking up beef
  • into crumbles; drain.
  • Stir in water, broth, soup, rice mix and contents of the seasoning
  • packet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 5 minutes or
  • until heated through. Top servings with bacon. Yield: 8 servings
  • (about 2 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 268 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 909 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 17 g protein.