Creamy Wild Rice Soup with Ham Recipe
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Creamy Wild Rice Soup with Ham Recipe

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Angie Schramm from Yankton, South Dakota makes this comforting soup year-round...and after a few spoonfuls, you'll likely do the same. Pecans, ham and carrots are a few of the ingredients that will have you asking for more.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + standing Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + standing Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 3 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot
  • 3 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • Green onion, cut into thin strips, optional


  1. In a large saucepan, bring water and salt to a boil. Add rice. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 50-55 minutes or until tender. Remove from the heat. Let stand for 10 minutes; drain and set aside.
  2. In a large Dutch oven or soup kettle, saute the onions, carrot and pecans in butter for 1-2 minutes. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually add broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat. Add the ham, pepper and wild rice. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until carrots are tender.
  3. Reduce heat. Add cream and heat through (do not boil). Sprinkle with green onion if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Wild Rice Soup in Quick Cooking September/October 2001, p53

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Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

"Delicious. I usually add a bit more shredded carrot."

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2015

"Really good... pretty easy... love the pecans in it, the crunch was perfect... very hearty. Will make again."

Reviewed Sep. 13, 2011

"My family loves this soup and so does everyone I have ever made it for. It is hearty and has a great blend of flavors. This is a soup you will crave!"

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2009

"Really good wild rice soup. I altered the recipe for the 2 of us. I halved the rice, chicken broth, flour, half and half and made the full amounts of everthing else. This was enough to serve 3 and was more hearty with the additional ingredients."

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