Nothing says comfort food on a cold rainy night like a hot, bubbly soup. Recently I discovered this spicy bean soup with wild rice recipe on Sparkpeople. I tweaked it a little and I love it!! You can modify the spices to suit your own tastes, but I think the cumin and red pepper flakes give it just the right amount of kick.
1/2 cup Great Northern beans
1/2 large onion, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cups water
1/2 cup wild rice
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 oz. shredded Mozzarella cheese
Saute’ onions and garlic in 1 Tbsp. oil, until translucent.
Add 2 cups water, beans, rice and spices. Simmer for 2 hours.
Top with Mozzarella cheese and serve (makes 3-4 servings).