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Wild Rice Soup with Bacon
Serving Amount: 6
Prep Time: 10 mins.
|5 slices of Lightlife® Smart Bacon®, cooked and crumbled|
|1/2 cup raw wild rice|
|2 cups water|
|1/4 cup butter|
|2 Tbsp. chopped onion|
|1/3 cup all-purpose flour|
|3 cups vegetable broth/stock|
|1/2 cup shredded carrot|
|1/4 cup sliced almonds|
|1/4 tsp. freshly cracked pepper|
|1 cup fat-free half-and-half|
|chopped fresh parsley (optional)|
Wash wild rice thoroughly. In medium saucepan place 1/2 cup of wild rice and 2 cups of water; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook covered 35-40 mins. or until rice is tender. Remove from heat; fluff with a fork. Set aside.
In Dutch oven melt butter. Add onion. Cook and stir until onion softens (3-4 mins.).
Add flour; continue cooking, stirring frequently for 1 minute. Add vegetable broth; continue cooking, stirring frequently, until mixture is smooth (2-3 mins.).
Add wild rice, carrot, crumbled Smart Bacon®, almonds and pepper. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until mixture is hot (4-5 mins.).
Add half and half. Continue cooking, stirring frequently until mixture is heated through. Serve immediately with a sprinkle of parsley, if desired. Refrigerate leftovers.