Wild Rice and Onion Soup

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The combination of onions and wild rice will leave your taste buds wanting more.

Wild rice’s texture complements the onions perfectly.

Makes 10 servings.

  • 4 ½ lb onions, sliced thin
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • ¼ cup sugar, optional
  • 3 1/3 pints beef broth
  • 3 1/3 cup California Wild Rice, cooked
  • 2 Tablespoons port wine
  • 30 French baguette slices, lightly toasted
  • 2 2/3 cups grated Gruyere of Swiss cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Cooking Instructions:

Sauté onions in butter over medium heat 15 minutes, stirring frequently. If desired, sprinkle with sugar. Caramelize approximately 45 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper. Add half of the broth; simmer uncovered 15 minutes. Add remaining rice; simmer 5 minutes, remove from heat and stir in wine.

Top each serving with 3 bread slices; sprinkle with cheese. Run under grill to melt cheese.

Serve immediately.

Compliments of California Wild Rice Advisory Board
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