Italian Wild Rice Soup

This twist on traditional wild rice soup is quick to prep for the slow cooker and is a hearty, flavorful dinner for any night of the week.

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Slow Cook: 7 hrs to 8 hrs (low) or 3 1/2 to 4 hours (high)
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Italian Wild Rice Soup
Ingredients
1
pound ground pork
4
cups water
2
14 1/2 ounce can lower-sodium beef broth*
1
14 1/2 ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano, undrained
1
6 ounce can tomato paste*
1
cup chopped onion (1 large)
3/4
cup wild rice, rinsed and drained
6
cloves garlic, minced
2
tablespoons Italian seasoning, crushed
1 1/2
teaspoons paprika
1
teaspoon fennel seeds
1/2
teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper
1
9 ounce package fresh spinach, chopped
1/2
cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese (2 ounces)
Directions
  1. In a large skillet cook pork over medium heat until no longer pink, using a wooden spoon to break up meat as it cooks; drain off fat.
  2. In a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker combine cooked pork, the water, broth, tomatoes, tomato paste, onion, uncooked wild rice, garlic, Italian seasoning, paprika, fennel seeds, black pepper, salt, and crushed red pepper.
  3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 1/2 to 4 hours. Stir spinach into soup.
  4. Serve topped with cheese.
Nutrition Facts (Italian Wild Rice Soup)
    Per serving:
  • 272 kcal cal.,
  • 11 g fat
  • (5 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 5 g monounsatured fat),
  • 45 mg chol.,
  • 632 mg sodium,
  • 24 g carb.,
  • 6 g fiber,
  • 7 g sugar,
  • 20 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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