- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup butter, cubed
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1-1/2 cups cubed peeled potatoes
- 1/2 cup chopped carrot
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 3 cups cooked wild rice
- 2-1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
- 2 cups half-and-half cream
- 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
- Minced fresh parsley
- In a Dutch oven, over medium heat, saute onion in butter until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended. Gradually add broth. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly.
- Add the potatoes, carrot, bay leaf, thyme and nutmeg; return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in the rice, ham, cream and corn; heat through (do not boil). Discard bay leaf. Garnish with parsley. Yield: 8-10 servings (2-3/4 quarts).
Reviews for Wild Rice and Ham Chowder
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"So tasty! I ended up substituting the the ham for chicken, added celery, and forgot to add the cream oops. In our house we like cayenne pepper so I seasoned the chicken with that. I will definitely be making this again."
"Very good! Great way to use leftover ham from Christmas!"
"Wow this was so good. Never had a ham soup before. I substituted savory for the thyme because I didn't have any on hand and I used frozen corn rather than canned. Had to use evaporated milk in place of the half n half since I didn't have that either, but even with all the changes, the soup was amazing!"
"Could this soup be frozen and then thawed out for later use?"
"Delicious! I had to use evaporated milk for the half & half, but the soup was still fabulous!"