Minnesota Wild Rice Chowder


Here's a wild rice recipe you can eat with a spoon! A splash of white wine, cream, and chicken broth team up to make the luscious base of this Minnesota wild rice soup.

Minnesota Wild Rice Chowder
Total Time:
50 mins
12 cups


  • ¾ cup wild rice, rinsed and drained

  • 1 ½ cup water

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • ½ cup chopped celery

  • ½ cup chopped carrot

  • 1 8 ounce package crimini mushrooms, sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ cup dry white wine

  • 6 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 cup chopped cooked chicken

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoon snipped fresh thyme


  1. In a medium saucepan combine wild rice, water and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 40 minutes until tender. Drain if needed.

  2. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, celery, and carrot; cook 5 minutes or until soft, stirring occasionally. Add mushrooms and garlic; cook 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender and most of the mushroom liquid evaporates, stirring frequently. Carefully add wine; cook and stir 1 minute.

  3. Add broth, chicken, the 1/2 teaspoon salt, and the pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes.

  4. In a small bowl stir together cream and flour; add to soup 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. Season to taste with additional salt and black pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

313 Calories
17g Fat
21g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 313
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 714mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 4.2mg 21%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Potassium 507mg 11%
Folate, total 45.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*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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