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Wild Rice Cheese Soup

 Wild Rice Cheese Soup
The addition of chopped apple, beer and Gouda cheese makes this version of wild rice soup extra special.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup chopped peeled apple
  • 1/2 cup beer or additional chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup cooked wild rice
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 8 ounces Gouda cheese, shredded
  • 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup half-and-half cream

Directions

  • In a saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Add the broth,
  • apple, beer or additional broth, wild rice and pepper; bring to a
  • boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  • In a bowl, combine cheese and flour; gradually add to soup. Bring to
  • a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; stir in cream. Cook
  • for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 371 calories, 26 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 100 mg cholesterol, 835 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 17 g protein.