This Copycat Panera Chicken and Wild Rice Soup tastes just like the restaurant version - but it's easy to make at home. Tender bites of chicken are simmered in a creamy broth with wild rice and of fresh veggies like celery, carrots, and onions.
Combine the broth, water, and rice in a large soup pot, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and cover. Simmer for 35 to 40 minutes, until rice is tender.
Saute onions and carrots in butter or margarine in a medium saucepan, over low heat. Stir in flour, salt, poultry seasoning, and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is bubbly and thick. Stir in cream. Cook for 6 minutes, or until mixture thickens slightly, stirring constantly. Stir into broth.