Creamy Wild Rice & Vegetable Stew
Recipe type: Stew
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Serves: 8-10
 
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion (chopped)
  • 3 large leeks (chopped)
  • 6 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 2 cans (4 cups) chicken broth
  • 2 large potatoes (chopped)
  • 6 medium carrots (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp parsley (minced)
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • ½ lb asparagus
  • 1 cup wild rice (cooked)
  • ½ lb spinach
  • 1-2 cups non-fat milk
Instructions
  1. In a large pot over medium-high heat, sauté the onions, leeks and garlic in the 2 tbsp oil until slightly soft (about 5 minutes).
  2. Add the 4 cups chicken broth to the pot along with the potatoes, carrots, parsley, salt, pepper, cayenne and cumin.
  3. Bring the stew to a boil, then reduce to low and let simmer until potatoes are soft (about 30 minutes).
  4. Add the asparagus and let the stew continue to cook for another 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in the cooked wild rice, spinach and milk.
  6. If desired, add cooked chicken before serving.
Notes
If you want a thicker soup, add a small amount of flour to the milk before adding it to the pot.
Recipe by Savour the Senses at http://savourthesensesblog.com/wild-rice-vegetable-stew/