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Asparagus Soup

Each spring my husband takes our dogs and searches for wild asparagus. He's been so successful that I finally developed this asparagus soup recipe. We look forward to this special soup every year.—Betty Jones, Kohler, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 45 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings (2-1/4 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 6 green onions, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 can (49-1/2 ounces) chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups cooked wild rice
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup water

Directions

  • In a 3-qt. saucepan, saute onions in butter for 4 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook until tender. Add asparagus, broth and seasonings; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Add rice. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into soup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 111 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 795mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Debbie
    May 5, 2019

    QUESTION! The ingredients specify 1 can of broth, but also 49-1/2 ounces??? How much stock/broth have people used? Thanks in advance.

  • chiefcraigm
    May 18, 2016

    This was a wonderful soup for a very cool and rainy day! I was unable to find plain wild rice without a search, so just used a box of wild rice/long grain mix. A seasoning packet came along with this which I did use in cooking the rice. Added some cooked & shredded chicken for a heartier meal. Those were the only significant changes made to the recipe-except lessening the cooking time for the asparagus to approximately 20 minutes as we prefer crisp/tender asparagus. My husband & I had only rave reviews for the flavor!

  • gaylene2
    Aug 4, 2013

    Asparagus has always intrigued me as a child and also as an adult. Can something that looks so much like a tree actually taste good?!But it does! And it's delicious in this soup!I have a tendency to overcook asparagus so don't do that!! Otherwise all you have is mush!We often add chicken. And mushrooms are a no-no in our house so you can easily customize!!It tastes good with a fruity-flavored muffin hot out of the oven.

  • kennedy22
    Mar 19, 2013

    Loved it! Brought it to school to share and got rave reviews. I didn't have wild rice on hand so I used a packaged of uncle ben's ready whole grain medley, microwave and it's 2 cups. This will be added to my soup recipes. Thanks for sharing!!!

  • aheinonen
    Feb 22, 2012

    This was very tasty. I would modify it a little by cutting down on the broth and adding more wild rice. It was a hit here for dinner tonight!

  • kknepper
    Nov 15, 2009

    bland needs more of a cream base I really had to doctor it up to make it somewhat taste good, not very impressed