Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sausage Soup with Spinach & Wild Rice

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. 


1 comment:

  1. Oh, yum! I love soups + make them all the time. However, I always default to putting pasta in them, or beans, + rarely think to use rice (even though I love rice). Will definitely have to give this a try!


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