Wild Rice and Pork Soup

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 30 min.
Total: 40 min.
Wild rice is rich in protein and fiber. Get a hearty dose of these nutrients in this soup that's easy to put together.


  • 2 boneless pork chops, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 cup onions, chopped
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup wild rice, cooked
  • 1 15 1/2 oz can Great Northern beans, drained
  • 1 15 1/2 oz can chick peas, drained
  • 1 4 oz can diced green chiles, drained
  • 1/8 tsp hot pepper sauce
  • 1 14 1/2 oz can chicken broth
  • parsley, chopped


  • To make one cup cooked wild rice, bring to a boil 1 1/3 cups water (or broth) with 1/3 cup wild rice; cover, lower heat and simmer for 35-45 minutes. Refrigerate until using.
  • In 4-quart saucepan sauté onions and pork in oil over medium-high heat until onions are soft and pork lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in all remaining ingredients except parsley; bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer 20 minutes. Serve garnished with parsley.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board

Serving Suggestion: Serve with buttered rye bread, celery and carrot sticks and fresh fruit.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 250
  Calories from Fat 52 (21%)
(9%)Total Fat 6g
(5%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(7%)Cholesterol 20mg
(22%)Sodium 540mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 35g
(0%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(34%)Protein 17g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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