As many of you know, we have a very blended household, with multiple generations of family under one roof. One of the things that I enjoy about this is that my kids are able to spend time with their grandfather and bond. This has had a huge impact in Lil Man’s love for cooking, as the two of them really enjoy spending time in the kitchen together. Today I’m partnering with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to share this savory Mushroom & Wild Rice Soup recipe that they whipped together.
Of course, health is a big factor here, as my father in law is getting up there in age, so we try to put a healthy spin on our recipes. What we eat is a big part of our overall health, so this Mushroom & Wild Rice Soup recipe is loaded with vegetables for just that reason! Best of all, it’s something that they can make together.
Food isn’t the only aspect of my father in law’s health that we have to be concerned about though. There are several factors to take into consideration when deciding which Medicare coverage to choose for him.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin is one of the options that we’re looking at since it has expanded its 2019 Medicare Advantage offerings with services we can choose from including health-related transportation services and adult day center visits. Other Essential Extras choices are healthy food delivery and personal home helpers, if he preferred one of those options. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin is one of the many Anthem, Inc.-affiliated health plans that are increasing access to these types of social and support services.
Of course high-quality medical care is important, but it’s great that Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield also addresses these health-related needs, since those are part of good health too. They’re lowering the barriers so that individuals can easier access these services. This is all part of their plans to make the healthcare experience better for consumers and they will continue to focus on making healthcare simpler by developing innovative solutions, while keeping things affordable.
Now, without further ado, I present you with this delicious comfort food recipe, Mushroom & Wild Rice Soup. It’s chocked full of fresh vegetables like carrots, mushrooms and kale. But most of all, it tastes absolutely amazing! It’s a perfect meal to serve for your family this winter.
Mushroom & Wild Rice Soup
- Base Soup
- 8oz Baby bell mushrooms (sliced)
- 3 Carrots, medium size, sliced
- 2 cups kale, chopped
- 1 box Wild rice, with seasoning blend inside
- 6 cups vegetable stock
- 1½ tbsp Old Bay seasoning
- 3 cloves Garlic
- Salt and Pepper
- Cream Sauce
- 3 tbsp Butter
- ¼ cup All-purpose flour
- 1½ cups Milk
- In a large pot, simmer the base soup ingredients until the rice is tender; about 35 minutes
- minutes before your soup is done, prepare the cream sauce.
- Melt the butter in a small saucepan, then whisk in the flour, then milk.
- Stir frequently for bout 10 minutes until the sauce is nice and thick.
- Add sauce and kale to the large pot of soup. Simmer 10 minutes and serve hot with crusty bread.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.