This is a take off from my most favorite cookbook-Yum, by my family 🙂 Everyone has a family cookbook, right? Well, ours is the best. This Uncle Ben’s rice soup idea is from my Aunt Taunie but I’ve tweeked it to what fits my personal little family.
I love this recipe because it is a one-pot dish. No extra dishes- it’s all done in one pot and it is quick and easy. I don’t have to thaw out meat. This is something I often make when I have forgotten to leave out meat or I don’t have anything planned. I almost always have these ingredients on hand and if not, you can play around with it to get something similar.
Uncle Ben’s Chowder
Yields: 4 bowls
- 3 celery stalks
- 7 oz sliced sausage
- 18.8 oz Uncle Ben’s long grain and wild rice (box or bag)
- 1 small onion
- 4 TBSP butter
- 4 TBSP flour
- 1/2 t salt, pepper, and basil
- 2 cups chicken broth (2 1/2 if you have the box kind of rice)
- 2 cups milk
- 2 cups corn
- 1/4 cup Parmesan (optional)
- any other vegetables you would like!
- Slice your sausage, onion, and celery stalks. You can omit or add whatever you would like, be creative to fit your own family’s taste. Put them in a hot pan with 1 TBSP of the butter. Let them saute for a few minutes.
- Add the rest of your butter. Add your flour and mix until it is a paste that coats your veggies.
- Add your chicken broth and milk.Add your seasonings. If you chose the boxed rice, add the seasonings of the box as well.
- If you choose to do the box kind, which I typically like better, then you will need to cover and let it simmer on low heat for about 8 minutes or until the rice is done. If you have the micro-wave ready kind then you only need to let it warm up.
- Add cheese and corn until warmed and serve. It is also great leftovers!
Next time you’re at the store just grab a few boxes of the Uncle Ben’s rice. You’ll thank yourself for when you don’t have anything planned for dinner!
xoxo, Marinn and Calvin