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Italian Wild Rice Soup

Makes: 8 servings
Prep 25 mins Slow Cook 7 hrs to 8 hrs  (low) or 3 1/2 to 4 hours (high)
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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 272,
  • Fat, total (g) 11,
  • chol. (mg) 45,
  • sat. fat (g) 5,
  • carb. (g) 24,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 5,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 6,
  • sugar (g) 7,
  • pro. (g) 20,
  • vit. A (IU) 3498,
  • vit. C (mg) 16,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 4,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 85,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 632,
  • Potassium (mg) 722,
  • calcium (mg) 162,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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