Mushroom & Wild Rice Soup Recipe
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Mushroom & Wild Rice Soup Recipe

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You can tell how much I adore mushrooms by looking at this recipe. I used four varieties! The wild rice mix helps make it very easy. — Mary McVey, Colfax, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + standing Cook: 45 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + standing Cook: 45 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms
  • 1 ounce dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 pound sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 package (6 ounces) long grain and wild rice mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 180 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 625mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil; add dried mushrooms. Remove from heat; let stand 25-30 minutes or until softened.
  2. Using a slotted spoon, remove mushrooms; rinse. Trim and discard stems from shiitake mushrooms. Chop mushrooms. Strain soaking liquid through a fine-mesh strainer. Reserve mushrooms and soaking liquid.
  3. In a Dutch oven, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender. Add fresh and baby portobello mushrooms; cook and stir until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  4. Stir in broth, rice mix with contents of seasoning packet, reserved dried mushrooms and soaking liquid, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 20-25 minutes or until rice is tender.
  5. In a small bowl, mix water and cornstarch until smooth; stir into soup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in cream; heat through. Yield: 12 servings (2-1/4 quarts).
Originally published as Mushroom & Wild Rice Soup in Taste of Home October/November 2012, p79

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siftar2 User ID: 8014296 255556
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2016

"Help with a Question! On step # 4 the directions say to Stir in broth, rice mix with contents of seasoning packet... The ingredients don't say anything about a seasoning packet. Is this something that is supposed to come with the rice? If so, what brand? I'm used to just buying/cooking rice and adding seasonings."

Jentwyn2 User ID: 7581875 241685
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2016

"This soup was delicious. The only thing i did different was add some chopped rotisserie chicken and I didn't have a box of rice mix but I did have a bag of Wild rice I just added it and some garlic powder. onion powder parsley flakes and let it simmer until the rice was tender, about 30 minutes longer."

EileenCu User ID: 2888735 231065
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2015

"LOVE this recipe! I had leftover cooked mushrooms -- so omitted the directions for the dried mushrooms. It was EXCELLENT! Will make again with a different variety using the dried, but definitely a good way to use leftovers up."

cindihartline User ID: 6608007 220444
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2015

"Absolutely delicious!"

Margo44 User ID: 4687994 217459
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2015

"Like everyone else says This is the best Mushroom soup EVER !! Next time I'm going to try a bit of sherry."

momof2inpa User ID: 3572256 213880
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2014

"Delicious! I've made this twice now and my only recommendation is using an all natural or organic wild rice mix such as Lundbergs. The overall taste of the soup was better and it wasn't as salty as when I made it with Uncle Bens."

AuntieAl User ID: 8109196 139107
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2014

"I make this same recipe! I use all fresh mushrooms and also some celery and carrot. I also have been known to add some crumbled sausage or bacon."

KelliHill User ID: 6768571 126769
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2014

"YUM! This was a delicious soup recipe and will be made again in my home. I did not have access to any dried mushrooms so I omitted the whole first and second steps and just added 1/2 lb sliced fresh shiitakes with the other fresh mushrooms to the pot. It turned out with perfect consistency. My 4 year old and I each ate two bowls of this in one sitting."

dkeating User ID: 194010 197986
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2014

"If all fresh mushrooms are used, do you need to cut back on the amount of water?"

WagnerLes User ID: 1893875 194647
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2014

"WOW, one of the best homemade soups I've ever made! I crave it all the time. I cut back on the broth and cream, as I think it's too runny. Only for mushroom lovers!"

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