About this recipe:This deliciously creamy soup uses a whole chicken, celery, onion, mushrooms and wild rice. The perfect all-in-one soup.
215g wild rice
1 (1.35kg) whole chicken, cut into pieces
1.7 litres water
125g celery, chopped
160g onion, chopped
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
75g fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons chicken stock granules
3/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
100g plain flour
1 litre milk
175ml white wine
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:1hr55min › Extra time:2hr15min › Ready in:4hr30min
Cook the wild rice according to packet instructions, but remove from heat about 15 minutes before it's done. Drain and set aside.
In a stock pot over high heat, combine the chicken and the water. Bring to the boil and then reduce heat to low. Simmer for 40 minutes or until chicken is cooked and tender. Remove chicken from the pot and allow it to cool. Strain the stock from the pot and reserve for later. When chicken is cool, remove the meat from the bones, cut into bite size pieces and reserve. Discard the fat and the bones.
In the same stock pot over medium heat, saute the celery and onion in the oil for 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cover. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until everything is tender. Return the stock to the stock pot and add the partially cooked wild rice. Stir in the stock granules, white pepper and salt; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt margarine in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the flour until smooth. Whisk in the milk and continue cooking until mixture is bubbly and thick. Add some of the stock mixture to the milk mixture, continuing to stir, then stir all of the milk mixture into the stock mixture.
Mix in the reserved chicken meat and the white wine. Allow this to heat through for about 15 minutes.
This is the most delicious soup, creamy and aromatic. I couldn't use the celery, wine or rice but I had a good rich chicken stock made only from a chicken carcass with enough meat on it. I used butter instead of oil. Excellent. - 23 Nov 2014
I didn't use wild rice (?boiled rice)so the recipe was a bit slushy and I didn't add the celery as I don't like it and when used, is all I can taste. I also didn't add the wine. I found adding the margarine made it very rich but I have a delicate stomach. It was a nice recipe though - 04 Mar 2012