Dog Nail Soup

Dog Nail Soup

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Don't be put off by this recipe's name, Dog Nail Soup is a quick and easy soup recipe that will make a regular appearance in your dinner rotation. Our friend Jenny's mom named this chicken and wild rice soup recipe "Dog Nail Soup" because the wild rice is said to look like dog nails. Although this soup has a crazy name, it's also crazy delicious! It has a variety of flavors and textures that go perfectly together.


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  • 1 (6-ounce) box long-grain and wild rice mix
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 cup carrot, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 (8-ounce) package mushrooms, halved
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 2 cans fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (12-ounce) can fat-free evaporated milk
  • 3 cups roasted skinless chicken, shredded


  1. Prepare rice according to package directions; set aside.
  2. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion, carrots, celery, garlic, and mushrooms, and saute for 6 minutes or until onion is tender.
  3. Combine the flour, tarragon, and thyme and stir into the onion mixture. Cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  4. Add water, sherry, broth, and evaporated milk; bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 20 minutes or until slightly thick.
  5. Stir in cooked rice and chicken; cook for 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

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The name of this recipe got my attention as well. Rice in soup is something I'll be trying very soon because I'm seeing it in quite a few recipes. I heard of adding rice to soup in Surinam many years ago but never again until now. It's like using barley in soup since the grains are similar in size.

I have to say, I did a couple of double takes when I saw the name of your recipe...but after seeing the ingredients, it all made sense. Being a soup lover, this is something I'd love to try but am not really too familiar with cooking with wine. Would it alter the recipe if I didn't use it...or is there another substitute for the wine I could use instead?


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