Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Creamy Wild Rice Cranberry Soup Recipe and a Review for the Edible Twin Cities Cookbook

Oct 16, 2013

Creamy Wild Rice Cranberry Soup Recipe and a Review for the Edible Twin Cities Cookbook

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It's started to get chilly here in Minnesota and that means... soup weather!! One of my favorite librarians recommended this cookbook called Edible Twin Cities and I found so many great recipes while browsing through the pages. This recipe for Wild Rice Cranberry Soup really caught my eye. I knew I had to try it since I love anything wild rice!

This soup turned out fantastic!! The sweetness from the cranberries adds such a delicious flavor and the rice makes it so hearty that you don't even miss having meat in the soup. I brought the leftovers to work with me the next day after making it, and my Dad and brother really liked it as well!


This is a perfect cooler weather soup! The cranberries add a great burst of flavor and Minnesota wild rice is the star! Creamy Wild Rice Cranberry Soup Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads!


The one thing I really loved about this cookbook, is the variety of people who submitted recipes. They come from local food bloggers, restaurant owners, and even a farmer's market manager's mother! All of the recipes use fresh ingredients and the recipes are all so unique. It really shows how amazing the food scene is in the Twin Cities. I am so fortunate to live less than an hour away from all that goodness! This is one cookbook that I highly recommend and will definitely be purchasing it for my cookbook collection!


Creamy Wild Rice Cranberry Soup

by Sheena
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 carrot, halved and sliced
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups veggie or chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked wild rice
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup half and half
  • salt and pepper, as desired
  • fried sage leaf garnish:
  • olive oil
  • fresh sage leaves
  • salt
Instructions
Melt the butter in a large dutch oven over medium heat. Add the carrot, celery and onion and cook stirring occasionally until onion and carrots are tender.
Sprinkle in the flour and stir briskly until smooth. Pour in the stock, whisking to prevent lumps. Increase the heat to medium high and stir as soup thickens, about 5 minutes.
Stir in the wild rice and cranberries. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook until cranberries are softened and plump, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the half and half, and heat through. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.
Fried sage garnish:
Pour 1/2 inch oil into a small saucepan and heat over medium high heat. When a drop of water sizzles in the oil, add the sage leaves and fry for about 15 seconds, turning once. Do not let the leaves brown, they will be bitter. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate and sprinkle with salt. The leaves will become crispy as they cool.
Serve the soup garnished with sage.
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This is a perfect cooler weather soup! The cranberries add a great burst of flavor and Minnesota wild rice is the star! Creamy Wild Rice Cranberry Soup Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads!

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This is a perfect cooler weather soup! The cranberries add a great burst of flavor and Minnesota wild rice is the star! Creamy Wild Rice Cranberry Soup Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads!

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20 comments:

  1. Looks delicious! Thank you for sharing.

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  2. This looks delicious! The idea of cranberries in it sounds very interesting, but I'm definitely game! Pinning to try soon!

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    1. Thanks for pinning! The cranberries are such a great addition!

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  3. Pinned this!! Came over from the Daily Blog Boost!

    Emily @ Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt

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  4. Wow! That's a unique recipe and it sounds amazing! I'm pinning and printing! :)

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  5. Hi Sheena,
    This is a beautiful soup, Creamy Wild Rice Cranberry, what a fantastic fall combination and I can't wait to try this soup. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  6. Forevermore! That looks mighty tasty. Wish I would have seen this last week...I just made chicken & wild rice soup a few days ago. next time I will be adding the cranberries. Thanks a million for sharing at Weekend Potluck. Pinning!

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    1. The cranberries are such a great addition!! Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

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  7. Oopsie Sheena - you might wanna reread your instructions for fried sage garnish: (teehee=)

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    1. Oh my goodness! And that is exactly why proofreading is always important! Lol! :)

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  8. This is such a creative and seasonal soup. Love it.

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    1. Bring it by my foodie friday party today.

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  9. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

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  10. This is so different-in a great way! Can't wait to try it!!! Thanks for sharing at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays :)

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