Makes 6 cups Preparation Time: 20 minutes Ready In: 1 hour 15 minutes
4 cups vegetable stock
1 (8-ounce) package button mushrooms, trimmed and quartered
¾ cup uncooked wild rice, rinsed and drained
½ cup thinly sliced leek (white part only) or white onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
½ cup chopped carrot
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ cup almond flour (or ½ cup whole wheat flour if no gluten concerns or cornstarch if almond & chickpea flour are not available)
¼ cup chickpea flour
1 tablespoon snipped fresh thyme
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 Combine the stock, mushrooms, wild rice, leek, and garlic in a 5-quart Dutch oven or soup pot. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer for 45 to 50 minutes or until the rice is tender (kernels will start to pop open).
2 Stir in the bell peppers, carrot, and salt. Cover and simmer for 8 minutes more.
3 Combine the almond flour and chickpea flour in a small bowl; stir in ¼ cup water. Stir the mixture into the soup. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1 to 2 minutes or until thick and bubbly. Stir in up to ½ cup more water to reach the desired consistency.
4 Stir in the thyme and vinegar.
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