When we make our pilgrimages back to our home state, we always pick up a supply of Minnesota wild rice. Driving thru Wisconsin the wild rice grows in big paddies along the highway, but in Minnesota it is typically grown on Indian Reservations. Unlike a lot of other rices, wild rice is not technically a "rice" and has a very long shelf life when kept in an airtight container or vacuum-sealed.
This takes a while to make, but the melding of flavors is pure heaven on a spoon! Chicken broth, slivered ham, tender onions and carrots, and fresh half & half and sherry blend together to make the smoothest and most flavorful wild rice soup you will ever have. Sprinkle with slivered almonds before serving, and you have soup fit for a Minnesota king!
Hope that you enjoy this family favorite as much as we do!