Creamy Wild Rice Soup Recipe: You Won't Be Able to Stop Eating It by Donna John

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4 months ago

Creamy Wild Rice Soup Recipe: You Won't Be Able to Stop Eating It

Sometimes you just need a bowl of savory soup. This creamy wild rice soup recipe will warm you from the inside out. This delicious wild rice soup recipe has a surprise ingredient (bacon!) that adds a meaty flavor you will crave. 

This creamy wild rice soup recipe is so hearty and filling, it's enough for a complete meal without adding additional meat. But if you prefer, you can add a chicken, if desired (see Recipe Notes). I've never put chicken into this soup because in my opinion, it's perfect the way it is.

To make this easy creamy wild rice soup you will need wild rice, bacon, onion, celery, mushrooms, chicken broth, creamy of mushroom soup, milk and seasoned salt. Serve this creamy vegetarian soup for dinner with hot bread or a fresh garden salad. 

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours and 10 minutes

Servings: 6 


  • 1 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 2 strips bacon
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 package (8 ounces) sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 can (14 ounces) chicken broth
  • 2 cans (10 ounces each) cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 soup cans of milk
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt

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Recipe Notes

  • Want to add chicken? Add shredded, cooked chicken when the soup is almost ready and simply heat it through.
  • Though I've never tried it, you could buy precooked wild rice and skip the first step.
  • Store the soup in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days.

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepot and add the wild rice. Simmer, covered, 50 to 60 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Fry bacon until crisp in a soup pot or Dutch oven. Remove bacon and crumble. 
  3. To bacon grease, add the onion, celery, carrots and mushrooms. Cook, stirring, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients, including the cooked rice and bacon, and simmer, covered, about 1 hour. Stir occasionally. Season with black pepper.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 332

Total Fat: 18g

Saturated Fat: 5.4g

Cholesterol: 41mg

Sodium: 1143mg

Total Carbohydrate: 23.3g

Dietary Fiber: 3.5g

Total Sugars: 5.4g

Protein: 21.3g

Vitamin D: 480mcg

Calcium: 56mg

Iron: 5mg

Potassium: 826mg

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Elisa Schmitz
Nothing better to eat in the fall than amazing soup like this! Thank you, Donna John!
Looking forward to making this. I love wild rice! Thank you, Donna John!
Donna John
My kids loved this soup, @Mimi615. Super easy, too. Let me know how you liked it!
Meredith Schneider
I love soup season! Mmmmmm!
Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP
OMG! This looks yummy. I am going to try it dairy free style. Stay tuned!
Donna John
This was one of my family's favorites. Haven't made it in a while myself, but think I may this week. It's really good. Let me know how the dairy-free goes.

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