Cheddar ‘N Rice Soup

Cheddar ‘N Rice Soup
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3 Reviews
Cheddar soup with the addition of chopped red pears for an updated flair.
20 min
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
10 servings

Ingredients

1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter
1 small (1/2 cup)
onion, finely chopped
1/4 cu;p
all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon
ground red pepper
2 1/2 cups
low sodium chicken broth
1 cup
Land O Lakes® Fat Free Half & Half
2 cups
cubed cooked chicken
1 1/2 cups
cooked long grain rice
1 cup
beer or low sodium chicken broth
16 (4) ounces (cups)
shredded Cheddar cheese
2 medium (about 2 1/2 cups)
ripe red Bartlett or Anjou pears, chopped
2 tablespoons
chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  1. Melt butter in 4-quart saucepan until sizzling; add onion. Cook over medium-high heat until onion is softened (1 to 2 minutes). Stir in flour and red pepper. Add chicken broth and half & half. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a full boil (4 to 5 minutes).
  2. Add chicken, rice and beer. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until heated through (2 to 3 minutes). Remove from heat. Stir in cheese until melted. Stir in 2 cupspear.
  3. Ladle into serving bowls. Sprinkle each serving with remaining pear and parsley. Serve immediately.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
370
Cholesterol
85mg
Carbohydrates
21g
Protein
23g
Fat
21g
Sodium
570mg
Dietary Fiber
2g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

My husband absolutely LOVES this soup!!! He is at the grocery store now and reminded ME that I had failed to list one of its ingredients on my grocery list. Everytime I mention this recipe to people they are not impressed if you tell them the ingredients. HOWEVER, I served it for two unsuspected guests who absolutely raved about it. My husband could eat it every day of the week, if I gave him the opportunity

Rating

The base soup went over really well, but the guys were divided. Half really liked the pears, and half spent ten minutes picking them out.

Rating

Absolutely THE BEST beer cheese soup recipe I've ever made. However, I didn't have any fresh pears to add to the recipe so we ate cornbread muffins w/pear preserves.

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