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Old 04-16-2019, 05:38 PM   #8
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Default Re: Creamy wild rice soup

Yes to what soliloquy says You can absolutely add uncooked wild rice but it absorbs 3-4xs itís volume in liquiid, and you canít control how much it is ultimately going to soak up during the day, which means it can end up too thick or too thin at the end, not to mention variability in how long it can take to cook on low.

I use 100% wild rice because it does not degrade even if added to the crock pot to simmer at the very beginningó l also will add it at the end, just depending on what is going on in my kitchen w/timing. Anything else can run the risk of overcooking and getting pasty/glue-y depending on how long it simmers, though I have no doubt you can play around with it.

The real lynchpins to this recipe is keeping the liquid ratios along with the roux ratios. Beyond that there is a wide flexibility to adjust it for your taste/liking: add more or less herbs, switch around vegetables etc etc. I canít even remember the exact recipe I began with, as I continued to tweak it and tweak it until it was thick enough to our liking with a texture and flavor we like. But even with that, I canít give you measurements on how much chicken & mirepoix I put in there, or even rice...I just keep eyeballing it . The key for me is thick enough to have a coat cling to a spoon, but not so thick thatís itís like a pudding.
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