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Quick Creamy Wild Rice Soup

 Quick Creamy Wild Rice Soup
"My husband and I call this our favorite soup," writes Marilyn Ausland from her Columbus, Georgia kitchen.
3 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat butter
  • 1/4 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup cooked wild rice
  • 1/4 cup diced fully cooked lean ham
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons diced pimientos
  • 1/2 cup fat-free half-and-half
  • 1 tablespoon sliced almonds, toasted, optional

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, saute the onion, celery, mushrooms and green
  • onion in butter until tender. Stir in the flour and pepper until
  • blended. Gradually stir in broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for
  • 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat. Stir in the rice, ham
  • and pimientos; heat through. Stir in half-and-half; heat through (do
  • not boil). Sprinkle with almonds if desired. Yield: 3 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (1 cup) equals 221 calories, 9 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 640 mg sodium,

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Quick Creamy Wild Rice Soup (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 11 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 fat.