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Cream of Wild Rice Soup

Tender cubes of chicken, fresh vegetables and wild rice make this soup hearty enough for a meal. You can't beat the down-home comfort of a warm bowlful. I like to serve it with whole wheat rolls. —J. Beatrice Hintz, Neenah, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings (2-1/2 quarts)


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, shredded
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 8 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 cups cooked wild rice
  • 1 cup cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup fat-free evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup minced chives


  • In a large saucepan, saute the onion, carrot and celery in butter until tender. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually add broth. Stir in the rice, chicken, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. stir in milk; cook 3-5 minutes longer. Garnish with chives.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 176 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 600mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 fat.

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  • sue
    Feb 3, 2021

    Way too much butter. Will cut back next time. Not enough rice so I made another batch. Strained the rice because it didn’t make sense to add the water. Broth had no taste so I added bouillon is still cooking so I will see what it tastes like when I add the half and half

  • Jill
    Nov 6, 2019

    Terrific soup! Always a crowd pleaser.

  • Judith
    Oct 24, 2019

    Beautiful flavors, and easy to make - a winning combination. I did make several small changes to the original: first I sautéed chopped mushrooms along with the other vegetables; next I substituted 1/2 cup whole milk and 1/2 cup half and half for the evaporated milk. The results made for a richer soup which tasted even more delicious the next day. Served with a large green salad, our family called it "a perfect meal."

  • TeresaWitt
    Oct 1, 2018

    This was so easy to make and very delicious! I followed the recipe without modifications. It turned out great.

  • Dawn
    May 1, 2018

    Wonderful recipe - hearty yet delicate! Amazing flavors and simple to make - just the right size for one person!

  • Ann615
    Mar 14, 2017

    Very good and easy! I like the richness without adding any cheese...yum! Will make again and again!

  • dvierzen
    Dec 6, 2016

    Delicious! We had this on a cold, blustery day and it was perfect. I used Uncle Ben's herb long grain and wild rice because that's all i had, and I added mushrooms. My husband loved it. I will definitely make this again.

  • Susie77
    Aug 10, 2016

    Great recipe! I controlled the sodium by substituting my home-made chicken broth rather than using store bought. Plus I cut the recipe in half for just the two of us. It freezes well and tastes even better when re-warmed.

  • schamberlain
    May 9, 2016

    This soup is my husbands favorite, it is in our monthly rotation. All i changed is i added red pepper flakes and my husband likes extra rice

  • femail10
    Jan 19, 2016

    This is a keeper!