A great one-pot hearty stew for a crowd – real comfort food!
Heat a large pot over high heat. Add the olive oil, and when hot, Add the onions, carrot, and celery. Sautee for 5-8 minutes, or until lightly caramelized. Stir in the mushrooms, garlic, thyme, and oregano. Sauté another 4-5 minutes.
Add the flour and stir to combine. Cook and stir for another minute.
Pour in the balsamic vinegar and soy sauce and stir to combine. Add the potatoes, canned tomatoes, broth, Dainty Long & Wild rice and bay leaves. Stir to combine. Bring to a simmer, reduce the heat to medium low, and allow to cook for 10-15 minutes, or until it is slightly thickened and the potatoes are fork tender.
When done, stir in the chopped parsley and season with Salt and Pepper to taste.
Serve, garnished with fresh chopped parsley.