Wild Rice Soup

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This Wild Rice Soup is another delicious soup recipe!

Serving Wild Rice Soup

This time of year, soup is the only thing that warms me up. I’m usually wrapped up in some kind of fuzzy blanket all winter long (yes… even in Arizona), but soup is the only solution for truly cutting the chill. I like to utilize my Sundays for making soup. This Wild Rice Soup is the most recent Sunday soup. One pot of this soup makes about 6 warm and cozy servings.

Here are a few things you can purchase from Amazon that will help you make this soup:

  • My favorite soup pot: I love this 6-quart cast iron pot. It’s much cheaper than the more expensive name brand cast iron. And it comes in so many cute colors. I have the red one!
  • Another soup pot worth noting: Farberware 4-Quart Soup Pot. This pot is slightly smaller, but it’s still good for making soup. It’s nonstick, it’s inexpensive and it comes in black and red.
  • Ladle: You’ve gotta have at least one ladle in your collection! Stainless steel ladle or a Nylon ladle.

ingredients for wild rice soup

How to make Wild Rice Soup:

This is a very easy soup recipe to make. You’ll want to begin by making wild rice. 2 cups of cooked wild rice are needed for the soup. You can just follow the instructions on the package of wild rice. In some stores, you can buy packages of cooked wild rice (I know I’ve seen them at Trader Joe’s).

In a large soup pot, you’ll sauté onions in butter and then whisk in flour. Then you’ll gradually whisk in the broth, bring it to a boil and simmer. Next, you’ll stir in the cooked rice, chopped ham, carrots, mushroom, celery, slivered almonds and a little salt and pepper. Finally, cream and sherry are added in, and the soup is heated through before serving.

bowls of wild rice soup

Ingredient notes:

  • The almonds: The recipe calls for using slivered almonds. I know that adding nuts to soup might be a little different than the norm, but it’s definitely a nice addition if you are an almond lover. I love them in this soup! You can leave out the almonds if you’re not into it.
  • Dry sherry or wine: You’ll need 3 tablespoons of one or the other. This will give the soup a great twang of flavor. If you don’t cook with alcohol, you can leave it out. But I personally think that the sherry/wine is what helps give this Wild Rice Soup its great flavor!

bowls of wild rice soup


Try substituting cooked chicken for the ham. Skip the celery, and add 1/2 cup of frozen peas instead.

bowl of Wild Rice Soup garnished with almonds

Here are a few more soup recipes you might like to try:

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Wild Rice Soup

A delicious blend of vegetables, wild rice and ham in a comforting, creamy soup.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 347kcal
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword wild rice soup


  • 6 tablespoons (¾ stick) salted butter
  • 1/2 cup finely diced yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups cooked wild rice (**make ahead)
  • 1/2 cup finely diced ham
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded carrot
  • 3 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup finely sliced celery
  • 3 tablespoons slivered almonds
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 3 tablespoons dry sherry or white wine
  • fresh parsley or chopped chives, for garnish


  • Melt the butter in large saucepan or skillet. Add the onion and sauté until softened, and then whisk in the flour. Gradually whisk in the broth. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until it comes to a boil. Boil and stir 1 minute. Stir in the rice, ham, carrots, mushrooms, celery, almonds, salt, and pepper.
  • Simmer until all of the ingredients are tender. Whisk in the half & half and sherry or wine. Heat to desired serving temperature and serve with garnish.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 311mg | Potassium: 402mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2319IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg


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  • Susan Passino wrote:

    What a fantastic recipe. Great flavors. I think it could be made without the ham and it wouldn’t be missed. Really happy to have found this recipe. Much thanks!

  • Susan wrote:

    In the picture that shows ingredients in the pot, it looks like there is white rice as well, but I don’t see it in the ingredient list. Did you add white rice as well?

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      You could really use any rice you want– you just need 2 cups of cooked rice.