Maybe it's just residual from the holidays, but I've been feeling rather homesick lately. No surprise that this manifests as food! My family is from Minnesota, and this soup was a winter staple in my house. Even when we moved out of state, relatives would send us bags of Minnesota wild rice to keep us supplied.
The grassy aroma of the wild rice as it cooks, the deep savory taste of caramelized mushrooms, the first creamy sip of soup: all these things make me feel one step closer to home. More