I was on the hunt of a copycat of Panera’s Cream of Chicken and Wild Rice Soup and I found this recipe, which is an excellent comfort soup. I shared a batch with my parents on Sunday and my dad was still talking about it on Monday. That’s saying something, because my mom is a good cook!
4 cups chicken broth
2 cups water
2 cooked, boneless chicken breast halves, small cubes
1 package quick cooking long grain and wild rice with seasoning packet (I used Kroger brand, which was 6 oz)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter
2 cups heavy cream (one review did 1 cup milk & 1 cup cream)
1. Open rice, pull out seasoning packet and set aside.
2. In a small bowl, combine salt, pepper and flour. Set aside.
3. In a large pot over medium heat, combine broth, water and chicken. Bring just to boiling, then stir in rice. Cover and remove from heat.
4. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in contents of seasoning packet until mixture is bubbly. Reduce heat to low, then stir in flour mixture by tablespoons, to form a roux.
5. Whisk in cream, a little at a time, until fully incorporated and smooth. Cook until thickened, 5 minutes.
6. Stir cream mixture into broth and rice. Cook over medium heat until heated through, 10 to 15 minutes.
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