Silky and Creamy Wild Rice Soup Recipe -
Silky and Creamy Wild Rice Soup Recipe
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Silky and Creamy Wild Rice Soup

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"The name says it all! For an even richer flavor, you can reduce the amount of whole milk and replace part of it with heavy cream. Garnish with chopped fresh chives."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Thoroughly rinse wild rice. In a saucepan bring to a boil wild rice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and water. Reduce heat and simmer 30 to 45 minutes or until tender.
  2. Melt butter, add onions and celery. Cover and cook gently for 5 minutes until vegetables are tender (avoid browning vegetables). Stir in 2 teaspoons salt, pepper, and flour. Remove from heat and add milk, stirring until flour is well blended.
  3. Return to low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until soup thickens. Add the cooked wild rice and simmer a few minutes to blend flavor. Serve hot, garnished with chopped chives.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 04, 2009

This was really good. I modified it a little...used 1/2 cup of wild rice, 3.5 cups of vegetable broth (you absolutely need more than 1 cup of liquid or your rice will burn), 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms, 1 cup chopped carrots, 1 Tbs. garlic, 1/8 teaspoon ground thyme, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. I didn't add the 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the cooking rice because there was enough sodium in the broth. Instead of sauteing the vegetables in butter, I cooked them over low-med heat in a COVERED saucepan with a couple tablespoons of vegetable oil until tender. PERFECT.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 24, 2007

This was just ok for me. My husband said it deserves a 4 but I think I have to say 3. It didn't taste bad; it was just kind of boring. The flavor of the milk completely overpowered everything else. I love cream soups and I LOVE wild rice but I couldn't even really taste the flavor of the rice because the milk took over everything. I added carrots, garlic and mushrooms to the veggies at the beginning. If I were to make this again, I would replace half the milk with vegetable broth to cut the milk taste and add some flavor. Also agree that the salt quantity is too high-i did reduce that. As a side note, the leftover soup thickened up considerably and created kind of a creamy veggie rice-nice base/side for our leftover Thanksgiving turkey.

Nov 28, 2004

Too much salt!!! Eliminate the 2 teaspoons and it is wonderful. Also use 4 cups of condensed milk, one cup chicken stock -- adds great texture.

Nov 08, 2003

This was amazingly good!! I did add a tsp of minced garlic to the onion/butter saute. Right before I added the flour, I added a splash of white wine and let it simmer for 1 min. I then used 1 can of pre-cooked wild rice (drained & rinsed), used only 1/2 tsp of salt, and added 2 chicken breasts, cooked and cubed small. Finally, I only needed 4c of milk. I think this could used some shredded carrots for color but a wonderful tasting soup that everyone loved. I highly recommend this soup and I'll be sure to make it many times to come! Thanks a bunch Holly.

Jun 17, 2005

This soup is excellent. I cooked some carrots along with the onions and celery, and added some cut-up cooked chicken with the wild rice near the end of cooking. My kids love this soup.

Jan 19, 2004

Preparing for a ski trip with my family my brother said longingly 'Too bad we don't know how to make that wild rice soup' refering the the soup made by a woman we once knew (and can no longer ask). I had thought it was from 'joy of cooking' but it wasn't and decided to search for it. Finding this recipe. It was perfect. I ended up using canned wild rice, 2 cups worth because my own wild rice burned (use the directions on the bag for the wild rice) and I used an extra tablespoon of flour and only 4 cups of water. It froze wonderfully and even my extremely picky boyfriend loved it and father told me to 'make sure we keep that recipe'. I think next time I'll try substituting half & half for half of the milk, as I remember that that is how I'd been told it was made before.

Jan 20, 2006

This was really simple and yummy. I added sauteed mushrooms and some garlic to mine.

Apr 06, 2011

This is a very good soup.


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  • Calories
  • 299 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.7 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 57 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 19.6 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 9.1 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 1179 mg
  • 47%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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