Friday, May 4, 2007

Wild Rice Soup

4 chicken breasts
2 packages Uncle Ben's Long Grain Wild Rice with seasoning
6 cans chicken broth
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
4 cups half and half (or milk)
16 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

Cook chicken breasts and shred or cut into cubes. Cook rice according to packages directions. Cook vegetables in chicken broth until tender. Use whatever amount of carrots, onion, and celery that you desire (more for heartier soup). Make a white sauce with all remaining ingredients, except bacon. Cook well. Add white sauce to broth and vegetables. Stir until smooth. Add rice and chicken. Add crumbled bacon just before serving.

Makes a LOT.... 1/2 recipe for less