Lentils, Cheese & Rice ~ posted by Carolyn in Ohio

Lentils, cheese and rice

3 cups chicken broth
3/4 cup dry lentils
1/2 cup uncooked brown rice
1/2 tsp basil (or not)
1/4 tsp oregano (or not)
1 clove garlic if you like it
4 ounces swiss cheese

Combine everything together, cook either 8 hours on low crockpot, or 1 hour on the stove.

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Another Crockpot Chicken and Wild Rice Soup ~ posted by Jean in IN

this is our current family favorite

3 C Water
14 oz Chicken Broth
1 can cream of chicken soup
2/3 c. wild rice
1/2 t. thyme
1/4 t. black pepper
3 C cooked/shredded chicken
It also calls for spinach but I left it out and can’t remember how much.

Put everything except the chicken and spinach in the crockpot on High 7-8 hours or low 3 1/2 to 4 hours.
add chicken and spinach last half hour or less.

This is almost not enough for my family of 6. Kids ages 3-11

Black Bean Soup ~ posted by Anne in Hawaii

Black Bean Soup

2 (15-oz) cans black beans
1 (15-oz) can stewed tomatoes
1 can chicken broth (I usually have the boxed kind on hand and I just fill one of the empty black bean cans with broth and add that. You may want to add more if you like a less thick soup.)
1/2 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
salt & pepper to taste
1 T. oregano
2 T. lime juice

Combine all ingredients except lime juice in a dutch oven or large pan and simmer until cooked through. Add lime juice to soup just before serving.

I put brown rice in my rice cooker and get this going as I prepare the soup. (I cook my brown rice in chicken broth.) When the brown rice is ready, so is the soup, and I serve the soup over the brown rice. This is a filling and healthful meal — and it’s perfect for Weight Watchers’ Core plan.

Minnesota Wild Rice Soup ~ posted by MNClaire

6 T. butter
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup flour
3 cups chicken broth
2 cups wild rice, cooked
1/3 cups chopped ham
1/3 cups finely grated carrot
1 cup half and half
2 T. dry sherry (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
snipped italian flat-leaf parsley

Melt butter in saucepan; saute onion until tender. Blend in flour; gradually stir in chicken broth. Cook and stir constantly until thickened. Add wild rice, ham, carrots, cream, sherry, salt, pepper and parsley. Serves 4 to 5. Can be doubled easily.

Crockpot Chicken Wild Rice Soup ~ posted by Cathy in IL

Crock Pot Chicken Wild Rice Soup

1 Cup uncooked wild rice
3 Cups diced, cooked chicken
2T. chicken bouillon granules
1 onion chopped
5 Cups water
4 potatoes, cubed
1 1/2 Cups milk
2T flour

Boil ric, Chicken, bouillon, onion, and water in saucepan. Remove from heat and put in slow cooker. Add potatoes.

Combine milk and flour until smooth. Add to soup mixture.

Cook 6 to 8 hours until rice and potatoes are tender and flavors are blended.