Wild Rice Mushroom Soup

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour


8 servings (2 quarts)

Updated: Jun. 30, 2022
I think mushrooms often get used only to add flavor, but I think they are delicious enough to be the main part of a meal. This recipe uses a large quantity of mushrooms and the result is delicious. Even though this contains some dairy, it freezes quite well! —Wendy Campbell, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania
Wild Rice Mushroom Soup Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 8 ounces smoked turkey sausage, sliced
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 carton (32 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. In a small saucepan, combine wild rice and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until rice is tender, 40-45 minutes.
  2. In a large saucepan, cook and stir sausage over medium heat until lightly browned, 3-4 minutes. Remove from pan.
  3. Mix flour and 1/2 cup broth until smooth. In same pan, heat butter over medium heat; saute onion and mushrooms until tender, 4-5 minutes. Add remaining broth; gradually stir in flour mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until slightly thickened, 2-3 minutes. Add milk, pepper, rice and sausage; heat through, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 157 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 644mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 fat.