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Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Wild Veggie Rice, for 'What A Crock.'


Wild Veggie Rice

Serves 6 to 8. Recipe is by Julie Kay. I used this particular rice because it is a brown/wild rice blend, giving the taste a more full-bodied flavor. If using another wild rice product, be careful not to use the quick-cooking or instant ones for this recipe.

2 cups Lundberg Wild Blend rice

1 carrot, peeled and sliced

1 ear of corn, sliced off the cob

½ green bell pepper, seeded and chopped

1 small onion, chopped

1 (8-ounce) package fresh mushrooms, sliced

3 cups water

1 (10½-ounce) can French onion soup

Put all the ingredients into the slow cooker and cook on Low for 4 to 6 hours or until all the liquid has been dissolved and rice is still moist.