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broccolli cheddar wild rice soup

This soup is inspired by the Progresso wild rice soups and the cheddar soup I loved from Panera.

You will need:
* 1.5 cup of broccoli florets chopped smaller like 1 inch pieces
* 3 tbsp of all purpose flour
* 1.5 cup of vegetable stock
* 1 cup of milk
* 1 onion chopped finely
* 3 garlic cloves chopped finely
* kosher salt to taste
* 1 tbsp of butter
* soup pot
* 1/2 tsp of fresh ground pepper or adjust to desired taste
* about 4-5 1″inch cubes of sharp cheddar cheese, I didn’t have any, i used the 3-4 cheese slices
* 1/4 cup of wild rice medley (totally optional) I used the one bought from trader joe’s which had some flakes of barley grains that provided a nutty taste, if you prefer. Make sure you wash it for 2-3 times

make it:
* Heat the soup pot with the butter, and once the butter melts, add the onions and garlic and saute for 4-5 mins
* Add the flour and whisk together quickly to prevent any lumps for 1 minute
* Add the vegetable stock + milk + pepper + salt
* Add the wild rice medley and simmer and let it cook for 20 mins

* After 20 mins, just check the rice, and it should be at least 50% cooked or appear semi-transparent
* Add the broccoli florets, if you think the soup is already thick, then a cup of stock or a mix of stock and warm water and let it cook for another 20 mins in medium flame
* You should see the broccoli cooked nicely and kinda breaking down into the soup, check the rice is cooked, and add the cheese cubes, stir until it melts and let it simmer for another 5-10 mins

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