I think mushrooms often get used only as a seasoning or added flavor, but I think they are delicious enough to be the main part of a meal. This recipe uses a large quantity of mushrooms and the result is delicious. Even though this contains some dairy, it freezes quite well! —Wendy Campbell, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 1/2 cup uncooked wild rice
- 1-1/2 cups water
- 8 ounces smoked turkey sausage, sliced
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 carton (32 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- In a small saucepan, combine wild rice and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until rice is tender, 40-45 minutes.
- In a large saucepan, cook and stir sausage over medium heat until lightly browned, 3-4 minutes. Remove from pan.
- Mix flour and 1/2 cup broth until smooth. In same pan, heat butter over medium heat; saute onion and mushrooms until tender, 4-5 minutes. Add remaining broth; gradually stir in flour mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until slightly thickened, 2-3 minutes. Add milk, pepper, rice and sausage; heat through, stirring occasionally. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Wild Rice Mushroom Soup in Healthy Cooking Annual Recipes Annual 2017, p34