rice soup

Wild Rice Mushroom Soup with maple

A heavenly soup with an irresistible flavor of maple syrup

1 pound mushrooms, thinly sliced, shiitake
1 onion, roughly chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup wild rice
4 cups stock (chicken or vegetable)
salt and pepper
4 bay leaves
2 tablespoons dark maple syrup (add more to taste)
1/2 cup cream

If you are using wild rice make sure to wash it first. In a heavy bottomed pot, melt the butter. Add the onions and garlic and sauté until translucent. Add the mushrooms and cook until all the liquid has evaporated. Add the rice, stock, bay leaves, maple syrup, salt and pepper. Cook for about an hour; until the rice is very cooked. Purée half of the soup, and add back to the pot. Add the cream and more seasoning if needed. Also, thin out with more stock if the soup is too thick for you. www.theculinarychase.com