This is one of the most beloved soups in this frigid region I live in. With good reason, it's so good.
Minnesota might be known as the state of 10,000 lakes but it is also a large producer of Wild Rice.
Wild Rice, Minnesota's State Grain, is almost as old as history itself. This highly nutritious grain is not actually rice, but an annual water-grass seed, "zizania aquatica". Naturally abundant in the cold rivers and lakes of Minnesota and Canada, wild rice was the staple in the diet of the Chippewa and Sioux Indians, native to this region.
And, that folks has given us the beautiful recipe shown here. Wild rice is nutty and slightly chewy combined in this super creamy, flavorful soup that is chock full of carrots, celery and turkey (or traditionally chicken) meat.
This version is super easy because it's mainly made in the slow cooker. You come home to this soup and you know you're going to have an awesome, comforting meal.
This soup freezes and reheats beautifully, so be sure to portion and freeze some for a really quick meal another day.
Come on...you know you want to make this....