Sunday, October 6, 2013
12 c. (or more) of chicken broth, divided
1 1/4 c. wild rice (Gourmet house suggested)
2.5 lbs frozen corn (4 cups + 1 cup,divided)
1 Tbsp. canola oil
1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
12 oz. FULLY COOKED smoked sausage, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
3 carrots, peeled and diced
2 c. chopped onion
1/2-1 cup heavy cream (optional)
Chopped fresh parsley or chives
Bring 4 cups chicken broth to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add wild rice, reduce heat and simmer (covered) until almost tender, about 40 minutes. Drain and set aside.(You undercook it a bit here- it will cook longer in the soup)
Blend 4 cups of corn with 2 cups of broth in a food processor until a thick almost puree forms. Set aside. Heat the oil and butter in a large stockpot over medium high heat. Add sausage and saute until beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Add carrots and onions. Saute until the onion is soft. Add remaining 6 cups of broth and simmer (reduce heat to low) and cook for 15 minutes. Add cooked wild rice, corn puree,plus 1 cup whole corn. Cook 15 more minutes. Stir in the cream (optional). Thin with extra broth if desired. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with chopped chives or parsley.
Notes: You can freeze this (before adding the cream! Thaw and then add the cream when ready to eat.)Wild rice is a grass and harvested by hand.Don't spend a lot and rinse before using.