This recipe comes from my mom – who recently had it laying out when I stopped by for a visit. I copied it down and decided with winter still clearly here, that it would make a hearty dinner.
We love wild rice, but were not sure how it would combine with the Italian style of this soup – but, it was great.
A nice change from our normal array of soups.
Sausage Soup with Spinach & Wild Rice – from Mom
- 1 1/2 C water
- 1/2 C uncooked wild rice
- 1 lb. turkey Italian sausage (we used links)
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- 1 T onion
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped
- 3 C water
- 3 T tomato paste
- 1 tsp. oregano
- 1 tsp. basil
- 3 cans chicken broth
- 1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
- 3 C spinach, torn
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 3 T parmesan cheese
Cook wild rice in 1 1/2 C water according to package directions.
Brown sausage, drain. Quarter (if using links) and set aside.
Meanwhile, sauté onion and garlic. Add sausage and 3 C water. Add in seasoning, tomato paste chicken broth and diced tomatoes.
Boil, then reduce to the soup to a simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes.
Stir in wild rice, spinach and season with salt and pepper.
Top with cheese.