Wild Rice Chowder Recipe


This is cheesy soup made with bacon strips, chopped onion and American cheese is one of my very favorite soups. It looks complicated, but once you start cooking it's just a matter of adding ingredients as the soup cooks.

Step 1

Cook bacon until crisp. Reserve 1 T. drippings. Saute onion in drippings. Stir in flour and salt. Gradually stir in water and broth. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes until slightly thickened. Add rice.

Step 2

Reduce heat, cover and simmer 5 minutes. Add milk, cheese, parsley and bacon. Cook till heated thru and cheese is melted.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 8 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 4 cups water
  • 1 1 can chicken broth
  • 1 1-1/2 cups cooked wild rice
  • 1 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 2 cups American cheese
  • 1 2 T parsley

About this Author

Jackie Houska an iChef.com member who donated this recipe.