Minestrone with Wild Rice

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A hearty, traditional soup chock full of healthy vegetables, enhanced with Wild Rice. Add a crisp green salad and some crusty bread for a complete meal.

Makes 10 servings.

  • 5 lbs fresh vegetables such as cauliflower, carrots, fennel bulb, snow peas, celery
  • 1 cup minced onion
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • 5 cups cooked California Wild Rice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
  • 5 Tablespoons minced fresh parsley, garnish
Cooking Instructions:

Clean and coarsely chop fresh vegetables; set aside.
Sauté onion in butter. Add vegetables and cook 5-10 minutes, stirring constantly.
Add vegetable broth and cook another 10-15 minutes.
Stir in cooked wild rice, salt and pepper; heat through.
Ladle into serving bowls.
Garnish each serving with parsley.

Compliments of California Wild Rice Advisory Board
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