Creamy Wild Rice-Mushroom Soup

The nutty taste and chewy texture of wild rice defines this creamy vegetarian soup.

bowl of cream wild rice-mushroom soup
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
80 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
11 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • ¾ cup chopped carrots

  • ½ cup chopped celery

  • 16 ounce fresh cremini and/or button mushrooms, sliced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ cup dry white wine

  • 6 cup vegetable broth

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 recipe Cooked Wild Rice*

  • 2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme

Cooked Wild Rice

  • 1 ½ cup water

  • ¾ cup wild rice, rinsed and drained

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. In a 5- to 6-qt. Dutch oven melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, and celery; cook 5 minutes or until softened, stirring occasionally. Add mushrooms and garlic; cook 10 to 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender and most of the mushroom liquid is evaporated, stirring frequently. Carefully add wine; cook and stir 1 minute more.

  2. Add broth, salt, and pepper to mushroom mixture. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer 10 minutes. In a small bowl combine cream and flour; stir into broth mixture. Cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly. Stir in Cooked Wild Rice and thyme. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer 5 minutes to blend flavors.

  3. Season soup to taste with additional salt and pepper. If desired, top servings with additional thyme.

Cooked Wild Rice

  1. In a medium saucepan combine the water, wild rice, and salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 40 minutes or until tender. Drain if needed.

*Tip

Or use two 8.8-oz. pouches cooked long grain and wild rice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

248 Calories
14g Fat
24g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 248
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 759mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 3.9mg 19%
Calcium 55mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 466mg 10%
Folate, total 47.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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