MN Wild Rice Soup
1 cup wild rice
2 tablespoons butter
2 stalks of celery, diced (about ⅓ cup)
1 medium yellow onion, diced (about ½ cup)
2 large carrots, diced (about ⅓ cup)
3 cups vegetable broth
1 small bundle of thyme (optional)
1 cup evaporated milk
1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
Cook the rice according to the package directions.
In a large pot, heat the butter over medium heat for 30 seconds or until melted.
Add the celery, onion, and carrots and cook for 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring frequently.
Add the broth and thyme and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 15 minutes.
Remove the thyme stems from the pot.
Add the cooked wild rice, evaporated milk and salt. (Note: if your rice isn’t ready yet, simply turn off the heat of your soup pot and then resume cooking once the rice is ready to be added.)
Cook over low-medium heat until heated through. If you let this sit before serving, the rice will continue to absorb the broth. Simply add ½ cup of water and stir until you reach the desired consistency.
Add additional salt to taste, if needed.
Credit to: https://iheartvegetables.com/minnesota-wild-rice-soup/