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Wild Rice Chowder Recipe

Wild Rice Chowder Recipe

Our Test Kitchen adapted Amy Chop's recipe to use up leftover wild rice. “I found this years ago, and it has become a family favorite,” says the Oak Grove, Louisiana cook. TIP: “Try adding cooked chicken or smoked sausage. There are endless possibilities for new and exciting variations,” Amy says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 8 bacon strips, diced
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked wild rice
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) cubed process American cheese (Velveeta)
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


  • 1. In a large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. Saute onion in drippings until tender. Stir in flour and salt. Gradually stir in water and broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • 2. Stir in the wild rice. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the milk, cheese, parsley and bacon; cook and stir until heated through and cheese is melted. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1-1/3 cups) equals 329 calories, 23 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 894 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 13 g protein.

Reviews for Wild Rice Chowder

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Reviewed Nov. 29, 2012

"this was really good, and so easy to make. Will make again and again."

Reviewed Oct. 16, 2009

"My family loved this soup it is a keeper."

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