This is my favorite soup. It's healthy, filling, and quite elegant for being a soup. Don't be afraid to serve this for entertaining. Also, Costco's rotisserie chicken tastes great in this soup!
1 (6-oz) Long Grain and Wild Rice Mix (Uncle Ben's or Rice a Roni)
1 T. Olive Oil
1 1/2 c. red onion, chopped
1 c. celery, chopped
1 c. carrot, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pkg. mushrooms, quartered
1/4 c. flour
1/2 tsp. tarragon
1/4 tsp. thyme
2 c. water
2 T. cooking sherry (or red wine vinegar)
2 (15-oz) cans chicken broth
1 (12-oz) can evaporated milk
3 c. chicken, cooked & shredded
Prepare rice according to package direction; set aside. Sauté onion, celery, carrot, garlic, and mushrooms in olive oil for 6 minutes. Add flour, tarragon, and thyme, cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add water, sherry, broth, and milk. Return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in cooked rice and chicken. Cook until heated through.
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