Wild Rice and Chicken Sausage Stew
This Wild Rice and Chicken Sausage Stew is deliciously hearty and satisfying while also being incredibly healthy thanks to lots of vegetables!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
- 1 cup wild rice or wild rice blend (or rice of your choice)
- 2 1/2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
- 1 onion, diced
- 3 carrots, chopped
- 3 stalks celery, chopped
- 2 parsnips, chopped
- 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp cayenne
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 4 links chicken sausage (flavor of your choice), sliced
- 4 cups chicken broth (low or no sodium)
- 1 1/4 cup whole milk
- 1/3 cup flour
Cook rice according to directions, until just al dente.
Pour 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil into a medium-sized stock pot or dutch oven. Add in onion, carrots, celery, parsnips, and mushrooms and stir. Cook for about 5 minutes, until softened. Add garlic and cook for another minute. Sprinkle in cayenne, salt, and pepper.
In a separate medium saucepan, cook chicken sausage in 1 Tbsp olive oil over medium heat until heated through and browned a bit.
Pour chicken stock into stockpot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and let cook another 5 minutes. Stir in chicken sausage.
In a separate small bowl, whisk together the flour and milk.
Add rice to stockpot and stir in flour/milk roux. Cook for 2 minutes.
Taste and add more salt, pepper, or cayenne if needed.