Wild Rice Soup Recipe
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Wild Rice Soup Recipe

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As the oldest of eight girls growing up on the farm, I began cooking at an early age! This soup—which I first had at my sister's house—brings me compliments no matter where I serve it. —Elienore Myhre, Balaton, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

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.


  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).
Originally published as Wild Rice Soup in Country Woman January/February 1993, p31

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Reviewed Mar. 26, 2016

"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!"

Reviewed Nov. 21, 2015

"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!"

Reviewed Mar. 5, 2015

"This was delish. ! I have made this several times. !!!!!"

Reviewed Feb. 21, 2015

"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."

Reviewed Jan. 24, 2015

"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."

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