Wild Rice Soup Recipe
- 1/3 cup uncooked wild rice
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 quart water
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 celery rib, finely chopped
- 1 medium carrot, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups half-and-half cream
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1. In a medium saucepan, combine the rice, oil and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
- 2. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook the onion, celery and carrot in butter until vegetables are almost tender. Stir in flour until blended; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Slowly stir in broth and undrained rice. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Reduce heat; stir in the cream, rosemary and salt. Simmer, uncovered, for about 20 minutes or until rice is tender. Yield: 8 servings (about 2 quarts).
1 cup equals 270 calories, 19 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 61 mg cholesterol, 797 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.
Reviews for Wild Rice Soup
"This is a delicious recipe! The only reason why my husband and I are giving it 4 stars is because we thought that it was in need of more rice and veggies. This was a perfect, meatless dinner, however!We doubled the amount of rice and added more vegetables. We also added chicken later on. It was pretty runny, but thickened up really well the next day. Delicious recipe!"
"Had this recipe sitting around for quite some time and finally tried it last night. The only thing I would change is adding more rice. I will try making it with a full cup of rice and maybe add a clove, or two, of garlic next time. This was easy and delicious!"
"This was delish. ! I have made this several times. !!!!!"
"This was pretty yummy. I used fresh rosemary and vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. I thought it could be a little more chunky. Next time, I will use more rice and vegetables."
"It's not that it's bland, but that it tastes like heated up, salted half-and-half. I added a little pepper but it wasn't enough to save it."
"I'm sorry I thought this was very bland, not enough rice, no flavor. Wont' make it again."
"We added fresh mushrooms and my family loved it! Next time I will add more rice though."
"Delicious! I added shredded chicken too and will try it with mushrooms next time."
"I used this recipe as a starting point. The soup has a bold rosemary flavor even with my changes. I used more rice (a whole 4 oz. box), added 3 cups cooked chicken, sauted fresh mushrooms in 2 T. of the required butter, and used 2% Milk instead of the half & half. My husband and I both enjoyed this soup, and commented the mushrooms added a nice flavor and texture. I will make this recipe again with my changes. We like hearty soups."
"This is the blandest soup I have ever tasted."
"Awesome bowl of comfort! Thanks for sharing."
"Delicious. Family loved."
"Granny1960, I would use dry potato flakes or corn starch to thicken the soup instead of flour. I use potato flakes to thicken gravies & soups quite often. Just add a bit at a time & let it absorb the flakes until you have the thickness you desire. I add them at the end of the cooking time, just prior to serving. Corn Starch is also a very good thickener. Directions on the container should guide you to know the amount needed."
"@cosmic Mom - how about argo or kingsford cornstarch instead of flour?"
"I added chicken and used fat free 1/2 and 1/2 to lighten it up a bit - yum!"
"This is truly a great bowl of soup. I add sliced fresh mushrooms for an even better taste, and double the rice!"
"Those of you who eat gluten-free...is there an alternative flour that can be used to thicken the soup? I want to make this for a gathering soon and several folks need it to be gluten-free. I just don't want to waste precious, expensive wild rice by experimenting with other flours. Thanks so much for your input! I'll make it with chicken and mushrooms, as many of you have suggested. Can't wait to try it!"
"Have you tried adding potatoes or chicken? Looks delicious!!"
"Delicious soup! I made it according to the recipe the first time and loved it. The second time around, I added some diced cooked chicken, some sliced mushrooms, and a little more wild rice. It turned out great! I will continue making this soup."
"My picky family loves it."
"My family loved this soup. It also freezes well. We made a double batch."
"Made it according to the recipe (although adding chicken) the first time and came out amazing.Made it a second time, this time instead of the rice adding gnocchi and also adding spinach. It rivaled Olive Gardens Chicken and Gnocchi soup. Even better when you have some french or italian bread to go along with it. It also freezes beautifully!!!"
"excellent, good old fashion country recipe."
"Next time I'm going to try mushrooms in it!"
"Added potatoes, no celery, added 1/2 small package of Velveata Cheese."
"Great comfort food for a chilly evening. It was a little bland, so I added white pepper and a sprinkling of my favorite herbs."
"One of my favorite soup recipes! My husband loves it! Nice enough to serve company :)"
"This soup is delicious but very rich. I would use fat-free half-and-half next time to lighten it up a bit. Delicious!"