Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Chicken and Wild Rice Soup Recipe

Nov 18, 2013

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup Recipe

Hello everyone!  It's Sheena's sister Shannon again doing a guest blog post for her!  Last time I shared my Strawberry Tapioca Salad recipe with you was August! I totally intended on blogging more for her while she's been preparing to move into her wonderful new home, but my photography business has been extremely busy this fall!  I haven't even had the time to update my Facebook page!  First I thought I'd share an image from one of my very favorite photography venues, a beautiful old farm!

So onto my recipe! One of my very favorite soups ever is Chicken and Wild Rice!  I had always heard how hard and time consuming this was to make so I totally shied away from it.  Finally, I made my first of many batches of this wonderful comfort food! As with most soups, there is prep time but it's definitely not hard to make.... and the taste of this definitely outweighs any prep time involved! Serve it with some yummy, crusty bread and it's sure to warm your heart!  I hope you enjoy this as much as my family did!

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup (click here to print recipe)

1/2 cup butter
1 finely chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped carrots
1/2 pound fresh sliced mushrooms
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
6 cups chicken broth or stock
2 cups cooked wild rice
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups half-and-half

Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.  Stir in the onion, celery and carrots and saute for 5 minutes.  Add the mushrooms and saute for 2 more minutes.  Then add the flour and stir well.  Gradually pour in the chicken broth, stirring constantly, until all has been added.  Bring just to a boil, then reduce heat to low.  Next, add the rice, chicken, salt, mustard powder, parsley and ground black pepper.  Allow to heat through, and then pour in the half-and-half.  Let simmer on low for 3-4 hours.

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On the blog... one year ago: Breakfast Beef Roast Hash

Two years ago: Easy Chicken Fried Rice

This recipe is shared at these blogs: Share your Stuff at Table for Seven, Totally Tasty Tuesdays at Mandy's Recipe Box, In and Out of the Kitchen at Feeding Big, Time to Sparkle at Inside BruCrew Life, The Weekend Re-Treat at The Best Blog Recipes, Freedom Friday at Love Bakes Good Cakes, Weekend Potluck at The Better BakerFoodie Friends Friday at This and ThatThe Ultimate Soup Recipe List at Love Bakes Good Cakes,


  1. Saw you over at Time to Sparkle link party and had to click! My sister has a chicken and wild rice soup recipe that I've made but this one looks so much healthier and yummy! (Don't tell my sister, lol!) I'm pinning to my dinner ideas board to try soon!

    1. Thanks so much for pinning, Jen! Enjoy and your secret is safe with me! ;)

  2. There is nothing like a warm bowl of chicken and wild rice soup to warm you up! This looks so creamy, just how I like it!

  3. This sounds like my kinda soup! Warm, hearty and filling! Pinned this :)

    1. Thanks so much for linking to Freedom Fridays, Sheena!! I've pinned this to our party board and have it scheduled to be shared on FB today :) Have a Happy Thanksgiving - we hope you'll join us again this week! {hugs}

  4. that soup looks awesome!! Pinning!!! MMMM Emily@nap-timecreations

  5. I love wild rice soup and haven't made it for years... Looks so good. Pinning.

  6. This looks good, Shannon! Thanks for filling in for Sheena! I dropped in and LIKED your FB page, too. :)
    Thanks for joining us today on the Daily Blog Boost!

    ~ Brooke ~

  7. This looks great! I have never made this kind of soup! Would love for you to come and share at my linky party

  8. Oh this sounds so yummy. I love chicken and wild rice so I'm sure I'd love it in soup form! Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

  9. This is a recipe I haven't come across before but I'm certainly glad I have come across it now because this looks fab!

  10. G'day Sheena! Warm and welcoming soup indeed, true!
    Wish could come through the screen and try some now too!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Viewed as part of Foodie Friends Friday Anything Goes Party


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