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Wild Rice Chowder

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2 tbs margarine1 onion, chopped2 stalks celery, chopped2 carrots, chopped1 1/2 cups uncooked wild rice8 cups chicken stock1 bay leaves1/2 cup heavy cream1 cup boneless chicken breast half, cooked and dicedsalt and pepper to taste


Melt the butter or margarine in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, celery and carrots and saute for 5 to 10 minutes, or until onion is translucent and carrots start to get tender.
Add the rice and stir to coat. Then add the chicken stock and the bay leaf. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour, or until rice is tender, stirring occasionally.
Add the heavy cream and puree 2 cups of the soup in a blender or food processor. Return this to the pot and add the chicken. Stir well and allow to heat through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.