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Chicken Shiitake and Wild Rice Soup

Chicken, wild rice and mushrooms are combined in this rich and hearty soup – the perfect Fall comfort food.

We love this soup in my house, I originally posted this a few years ago and it’s become a staple in my home on chilly nights. I’ve tinkered with the original recipe so if you have an older printout, you may need to reprint this one. The photo also needed a serious make-over because I was still working when I first posted this in 2011, and I probably took the photo the next day.




It was originally a make-over requested from a reader who asked me to lighten up her original recipe, which was loaded with butter and heavy cream. The beauty of this soup is you really don’t need all the cream, because rice is a natural thickener for soups and it actually gets thicker the longer it sits (you may even need to add more water the next day before reheating to adjust the correct thickness to your taste.) I add a little sour cream at the very end to give it a touch of cream, and it’s just delicious (my husband loves it!)

For the wild rice combo, I use a Carolina Long Grain and Wild Rice packet. If you can’t find that brand, you could use Rice a Roni Long Grain and Wild Rice.[1][2]

Chicken, Shiitake, and Wild Rice Soup
gordon-ramsay-recipe.com
Servings: 8 • Size: 1 1/2 cups • Old Points: 5 pts • Points+: 7 pts
Calories: 200 • Fat: 4 g • Carb: 27 g • Fiber: 2 g • Protein: 13 g • Sugar: 2 g
Sodium: 844 mg (without salt) • Cholesterol: 42 g

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 6 cups less-sodium chicken broth (Swanson)
  • 3 cups water
  • 2/3 cup chopped carrots
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 14 oz boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 4.5 oz long grain rice & wild rice combo (I used Carolina[3])
  • 1/2 cup brown rice
  • 4 oz shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tbsp light sour cream 
  • salt and fresh pepper, to taste

Directions:

Melt butter in a large pot on medium heat, add onion and saute until soft nut not browned, about 3-4 minutes. Add flour and saute another minute.


Add chicken broth, water, carrots, garlic, celery, brown rice and chicken thighs, cover and simmer 20 minutes. Add wild rice mix along with it’s seasoning packet, long grain rice and mushrooms and simmer on low, covered 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.


Remove chicken from pot and shred with two forks, return to pot, add sour cream and more water if too thick, adjust salt and pepper to taste if needed and serve.

Makes about 12 cups.

References

  1. ^ Carolina Long Grain and Wild Rice (www.carolinarice.com)
  2. ^ Rice a Roni Long Grain and Wild Rice. (www.amazon.com)
  3. ^ Carolina (www.carolinarice.com)

Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps – Not Exactly P.F. Chang’s, But Close Enough for the Internet

I don’t do a lot of copycat recipes; mostly because I don’t eat at the restaurants people are requesting the recipes from. I mean, unless they’re going to throw in a couple bottles of wine, I’m not going to Olive Garden to figure out how they do their breadsticks. These chicken lettuce wraps however, are a delicious exception.


When I go back to visit my mom, we usually make it to P.F. Chang’s at least once, and always start the meal with their very popular chicken lettuce wraps. Off the record, they do a good job with most of the dishes I’ve had, but the wraps are clearly my favorite.

There’s an addictive quality to the contrasting combination of flavors and textures, and since this recipe has been requested many times, I decided I’d give it a go. Fair warning, I did almost no serious corporate espionage to find out what’s actually in these, but regardless, I loved how this came out, and it seems close enough.


One key here is to use a very large, non-stick pan, so the braising liquid/glaze sticks to the bits of food, rather than the bottom of the pan. Other than that, the technique is pretty simple, and not a lot can go wrong…unless you try to use chicken breast. Even if you think you don’t like them, use thighs, because in this you will. I really hope you give this a try soon. Enjoy!


Ingredients for about 8 large or 16 smaller lettuce wraps:
Chicken mixture:
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, chopped
1/2 cup yellow onion, minced
1/3 cup green onion
1 can (8-oz ) water chestnuts, drained, minced
1 cup diced shiitake mushrooms
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp brown sugar
1 tbsp freshly grated ginger

For the glaze:
1/4 cup chicken stock
1/2 tsp mustard powder
2 tsp toasted sesame oil
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
2 tsp brown sugar
1 tbsp ketchup
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp red chili flakes, or to taste
4 garlic cloves, minced
about 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, basil leaves, and green onions to finish

iceberg lettuce leaves as needed

Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps – Not Exactly Like P.F. Chang’s, But Close Enough for the Internet

I don’t do a lot of copycat recipes; mostly because I don’t eat at the restaurants people are requesting the recipes from. I mean, unless they’re going to throw in a couple bottles of wine, I’m not going to Olive Garden to figure out how they do their breadsticks. These chicken lettuce wraps, however, are a delicious exception.


When I go back to visit my mom, we usually make it to P.F. Chang’s at least once, and always start the meal with their very popular chicken lettuce wraps. Off the record, they do a good job with most of the dishes I’ve had, but the wraps are clearly my favorite.

There’s an addictive quality to the contrasting combination of flavors and textures, and since this recipe has been requested many times, I decided I’d give it a go. Fair warning, I did almost no serious corporate espionage to find out what’s actually in these, but regardless, I loved how this came out, and it seems close enough.


One key here is to use a very large, non-stick pan, so the braising liquid/glaze sticks to the bits of food, rather than the bottom of the pan. Other than that, the technique is pretty simple, and not a lot can go wrong…unless you try and use chicken breast. Even if you think you don’t like them, use thighs, because in this you will. I really hope you give this a try soon. Enjoy!


Ingredients for about 8 large or 16 smaller lettuce wraps:
Chicken mixture:
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, chopped
1/2 cup yellow onion, minced
1/3 cup green onion
1 can (8-oz ) water chestnuts, drained, minced
1 cup diced shiitake mushrooms
1/2 tsp red chili flakes
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp brown sugar

For the glaze:
1/4 cup chicken stock
1/2 tsp mustard powder
2 tsp toasted sesame oil
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
2 tsp brown sugar
1 tbsp ketchup
1 tbsp soy sauce
4 garlic cloves, minced
about 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, basil leaves, and green onions to finish

iceberg lettuce leaves as needed

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