Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup

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Wild rice, a highly nutritious grain is actually a semi-aquatic grass that historically has grown in lakes, tidal rivers and bays. Add fresh cremini mushrooms and ground dried shiitakes to provide a winning combination of meaty texture and flavor.

Some health benefits of wild rice:

  • Wild rice is a gluten free food.
  • It does not contain sodium: good news for your blood pressure and your heart.
  • It does take about an hour to cook, but rewards you with a lovely nutty flavor.
  • It contains twice as much protein as brown rice.
  • Wild rice can be eaten by diabetics, since it is actually a grass, and the grains are not polished or refined.  Of course, small quantities are recommended.
  • It is very rich in antioxidants—containing up to 30 times more than white rice! Which means regular consumption of wild rice protects you from disease and ageing.
  • Because of its high fiber content, wild rice keeps your digestion smooth and helps lower cholesterol.

Check out this heart-healthy yummy soup under the Soups tab…

 

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