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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Wild Rice & Ham Chowder

4 cups water
1 box Rice A Roni {long grain and wild rice}
5-6 potatoes, peeled and diced
4 carrots, peeled and diced
1 large onion, diced
1 cup of ham, diced
1 Tbsp salt
2 garlic cloves {or 1/2 tsp garlic powder}
2 Tbsp chicken bouillon 
1 tsp basil
1 can cream of chicken soup
2-4 cups whole milk {depending on desired thickness}
2 cups cheddar cheese
1/2 cup butter, melted
6 Tbsp flour {corn starch can also be used}
Place water, rice {including seasonings}, potatoes, carrots, onion, ham, salt, garlic, bouillon and basil in a large pot. 
Medium boil until potatoes and carrots are tender. {about 25 minutes}
Add the cream of chicken soup, milk and cheddar cheese. 
Turn heat to low. 
Mix the melted butter and flour together and add to thicken. 
Cook for 5 more minutes and enjoy!
{this could be done, ahead of time, in the crockpot. if so, spray the bottom of crockpot with a non stick cooking spray and add all ingredients except the last 5. cook in low for 6-8 hours. when potatoes are done, turn crockpot to high, add remaining ingredients and and cook for another 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted.}

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