Uncle Ben’s Chowder

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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.

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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.

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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!
  1. 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.
  2. Add the rest of your butter. Add your flour and mix until it is a paste that coats your veggies.
  3. Add your chicken broth and milk.Add your seasonings. If you chose the boxed rice, add the seasonings of the box as well.
  4.  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.
  5. Add cheese and corn until warmed and serve. It is also great leftovers!

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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!

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xoxo, Marinn and CalvinDSC_0027.jpg

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