Welcome to my Food Blog!

Welcome! My name is Anne, aka ThePharmGirl. In 2010, I successfully made 100 recipes as a New Year's Resolution to expand my culinary repertoire and cooking skills beyond the frozen microwave dinner. This blog is a continuation of my culinary journey and serves as my personal virtual recipe box. Sometimes I like to have fun-- Check out my Muppet Mania Menu, The 12 Days of Christmas, and my Musical-themed recipes.

My current mission(s) for 2020:
* Make at least 20 recipes for the Instant Pot
* Use the Spiralizer more often

Monday, October 31, 2011

Soup #1: Broccoli and Wild Rice Soup

For my Bridal Shower, I was showered with soup recipes.  Now that that cooler weather finally hit, Jeremy and I decided to start the soup-er dining experience.  Here is the first soup recipe, gifted by my Aunt Mary Ellen.  It was a really fast and easy soup to make, and we give the flavor a thumbs up.  :)

Broccoli and Wild Rice Soup
Serves: ~8
Time: ~30 min

1- 6 oz box chicken-flavored wild rice mix
1- 16 oz package frozen chopped broccoli
2 teaspoons dried minced onion
1- 10 oz can cream of chicken soup
1- 8 oz package cream cheese, cut into small cubes
1/2 teaspoon celery salt/seed
salt and pepper to taste

Combine rice, rice seasoning packet, and 6 cups of water in large stockpot.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for 15 minutes, stirring once.   Stir in broccoli, onion, and celery seed, and simmer for about 5 minutes.  Stir in soup and cream cheese.  Cook and stir on low heat until cheese melts.