Minnesota Wild Rice Soup
1/2 cup wild rice
2 cups cold water
1/4 cup butter
2/3 cup chopped onions
2/3 cup chopped celery
2/3 cup chopped carrots
4 cups chicken broth
3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 1/4 cup milk, divided
Soak rice in water 1-2 hours. Melt butter in soup pan. Add veggies and saute 3 minutes.
Add drained wild rice and saute 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add chicken broth.
Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer 1 hour, rice and veggies should be tender. Slowly add 2 cups milk to hot soup, stirring constantly. Mix well.
Dissolve cornstarch in remaining cold milk [1/4 cup].
Using whisk add to soup. Simmer until hot. Salt and pepper to taste. Serves 6-8.
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