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Wild Rice Soup Recipe

Wild Rice Soup Recipe

This wild rice soup recipe is full of delicious vegetables and savory seasonings. Add it to your fall recipe rotation this year!

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I’ve tried a lot of soup recipes over the years. Healthy soups make easy meals that my whole family enjoys. They are easy to make in the slow cooker, feed a crowd, and don’t need a lot of extra side dishes to feel complete. Not to mention, soup is comfort food!

Wild Rice Soup Recipe

Made with pantry staples and fresh vegetables, today’s Wild Rice Soup is a great recipe to have on hand. This simple soup, with its rich texture and simple ingredients, is the perfect meal for any time of year.

The hearty wild rice and tender vegetables give it a “stick to your ribs” quality that my rapidly growing boys need. Add a loaf of crusty bread, and you’ve got a healthy meal all ready to go in no time.

Wild Rice Soup Recipe

Wild Rice Soup Recipe:

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Wild Rice Soup Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Wild Rice Blend, rinsed
  • 3-4 cups Water, as needed
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Small Onion, minced
  • 2 Carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 Stalks Celery, diced
  • 2 teaspoons Minced Garlic
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Poultry Seasoning
  • 4 1/2 cups Chicken Broth
  • 2 cups Cream (10%)
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • Parsley, optional garnish

Note: you can purchase a pre-made wild rice blend or do as we did and use 1/4 cup wild rice, 1/4 cup brown rice and 1/2 cup long-grain white rice. 

Wild Rice Soup Process

Directions:

1. Set a skillet over medium heat.

2. Once hot, add the rice and stir occasionally as you toast it off for about 5 minutes.

3. Place the rice in a saucepan and add 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce to low heat and cover as the rice cooks, about 12 minutes.

4. In a large stockpot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat.

Wild Rice Soup Process

5. Once hot, add the onion, carrots and celery and cook for 4 minutes until softened.

6. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.

Wild Rice Soup Process

7. Add the butter and once melted, stir in the flour until all vegetables are well-coated.

Wild Rice Soup Process

8. Whisk in the chicken broth and increase heat to medium-high.

Wild Rice Soup Process

9. Once simmering, add the cream and after 2 minutes, reduce heat to medium-low and add the rice, salt and pepper to the soup.

Wild Rice Soup Process

10. Stir well and continue to cook for 4 minutes before serving.

Makes 8 small or 4-5 large servings. We love to pair this dish with focaccia mug bread or crispy garlic toast.

Wild Rice Soup Recipe

Tips and tricks:

  • Make a batch of homemade broth and freeze it to have on hand whenever you need stock.
  • Throw everything into your Instant Pot to bring this hearty soup together in record time.
  • Use a low sodium broth if you are concerned about the amount of salt in your diet.
  • Adjust the amount of liquid by using more or less broth to suit your tastes.
Wild Rice Soup Recipe

Ingredients alternatives:

  • Add bay leaf, extra black pepper, or any other additional seasoning you like.
  • Other fresh herbs besides parsley, such as fresh basil, or a couple of garlic cloves go a long way to building the flavours of the soup.
  • A squeeze of fresh lemon juice brightens the flavours.
  • Chopped bell pepper, green beans, yellow squash or shiitake mushrooms would make great additions.
  • Try leafy greens, like kale, in your soup.
  • Adding in shredded chicken is a great way to up the protein. You can keep it meatless by using white/cannellini beans or black beans too.
Wild Rice Soup Recipe
  • If you prefer a soup without a creamy broth, replace the cream with an equal amount of veggie broth or chicken stock.
  • Substitute coconut milk or cashew cream for the table cream, if you want your soup to be dairy-free.
  • Vegetable stock can be used, instead of chicken, to keep the soup vegetarian.
  • There are lots of different varieties of rice to try, like jasmine rice. Use what works best for your family. Just be sure you have a total amount of 1 cup of uncooked rice. Cooking time may vary a little bit, depending on the variety or combination you use.
Wild Rice Soup Recipe

So the next time you’re at the grocery store, make sure you pick up the ingredients for this easy vegetable rice soup. Your taste buds, and tummy, will thank you!

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Wild Rice Soup Recipe

Wild Rice Soup Recipe

This wild rice soup recipe is full of delicious vegetables and savory seasonings. Add it to your fall recipe rotation this year!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Author: Heather Painchaud
Servings: 4 servings
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Wild Rice Blend rinsed
  • 3-4 cups Water as needed
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Small Onion minced
  • 2 Carrots peeled and diced
  • 2 Stalks Celery diced
  • 2 teaspoons Minced Garlic
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Poultry Seasoning
  • 4 1/2 cups Chicken Broth
  • 2 cups Cream 10%
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Parsley optional garnish

Instructions

  • 1. Set a skillet over medium heat.
  • 2. Once hot, add the rice and stir occasionally as you toast it off for about 5 minutes.
  • 3. Place the rice in a saucepan and add 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce to low heat and cover as the rice cooks, about 12 minutes.
  • 4. In a large stockpot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  • 5. Once hot, add the onion, carrots and celery and cook for 4 minutes until softened.
  • 6. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • 7. Add the butter and once melted, stir in the flour until all vegetables are well-coated.
  • 8. Whisk in the chicken broth and increase heat to medium-high.
  • 9. Once simmering, add the cream and after 2 minutes, reduce heat to medium-low and add the rice, salt and pepper to the soup.
  • 10. Stir well and continue to cook for 4 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving
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