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Creamy Wild Rice Soup with Ham Recipe

Creamy Wild Rice Soup with Ham Recipe

Angie Schramm from Yankton, South Dakota makes this comforting soup year-round...and after a few spoonfuls, you'll likely do the same. Pecans, ham and carrots are a few of the ingredients that will have you asking for more.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + standing Cook: 15 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 3 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot
  • 3 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • Green onion, cut into thin strips, optional


  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring water and salt to a boil. Add rice. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 50-55 minutes or until tender. Remove from the heat. Let stand for 10 minutes; drain and set aside.
  • 2. In a large Dutch oven or soup kettle, saute the onions, carrot and pecans in butter for 1-2 minutes. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually add broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat. Add the ham, pepper and wild rice. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until carrots are tender.
  • 3. Reduce heat. Add cream and heat through (do not boil). Sprinkle with green onion if desired. Yield: 8 servings.

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fascinator User ID: 7633968 221621
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

"Delicious. I usually add a bit more shredded carrot."

jgeiger1 User ID: 2233264 217126
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2015

"Really good... pretty easy... love the pecans in it, the crunch was perfect... very hearty. Will make again."

CindyLouH User ID: 6199291 108523
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2011

"My family loves this soup and so does everyone I have ever made it for. It is hearty and has a great blend of flavors. This is a soup you will crave!"

HBcook User ID: 2966570 73998
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2009

"Really good wild rice soup. I altered the recipe for the 2 of us. I halved the rice, chicken broth, flour, half and half and made the full amounts of everthing else. This was enough to serve 3 and was more hearty with the additional ingredients."

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