Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Marge's Chicken and Mushroom Wild Rice Soup Recipe From Grand Casino Mille Lacs, Minnesota

Oct 6, 2012

Marge's Chicken and Mushroom Wild Rice Soup Recipe From Grand Casino Mille Lacs, Minnesota

A Grand Casino Mille Lacs Minnesota Copycat recipe. Total winter comfort food! Perfect for any meal, and even better leftover! Packed with veggies like mushrooms, celery, carrots and onions! 


Marge's Chicken and Mushroom Wild Rice Soup



A Grand Casino Mille Lacs Minnesota Copycat recipe. Total winter comfort food! Perfect for any meal, and even better leftover! Packed with veggies like mushrooms, celery, carrots and onions!


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A Grand Casino Mille Lacs Minnesota Copycat recipe. Total winter comfort food! Perfect for any meal, and even better leftover! Packed with veggies like mushrooms, celery, carrots and onions!


This is hands down, the best chicken wild rice soup ever.

My parents first tried this recipe at the Grand Casino Mille Lacs restaurant, and some time after that, the recipe was released to the public by Grand Casino.

I just loved every time my Dad made this soup at home. The flavors are perfect and it has such a unique taste! It's defintely the ultimate comfort food.

Plus, it saves the long trip up to the casino. I'm not a gambler so I really have no excuse to go.

My Dad wasn't sure where his recipe was, so I searched Google and what seemed like hours later, I finally stumbled across the recipe.

After all that searching, I found out both my brother and sister still have a copy, and I could've easily gotten it from them.

Oh well, this recipe was well worth the search. It's that good. You need to try it for yourself!

Wild rice is grown locally here in Minnesota, so I grew up with many meals made with wild rice. I love the nutty flavor and texture and I use it in so many comfort food recipes through the long, cold winter.

Serve this soup with some freshly baked bread and you will have yourself the perfect fall or winter lunch!


A Grand Casino Mille Lacs Minnesota Copycat recipe. Total winter comfort food! Perfect for any meal, and even better leftover! Packed with veggies like mushrooms, celery, carrots and onions!



What is in chicken wild rice soup?


  • Carrots: Packed with vitamin a and fiber, carrots are a favorite vegetable at our house. I only buy regular carrots because the flavor is SO much better than the pre cut baby carrots.

  • Celery: Rich in vitamin k, folate and potassium, Celery is mostly water, but is a great dietary fiber. I only love raw celery with buffalo wings, but I like it cooked in so many different dishes.

  • Wild rice: If you haven't tried it before, now is the time! The grassy plant grows in shallow water in small lakes or slow flowing streams. It has protein, fiber and vitamin B6.  Find it on Amazon here!

  • All purpose flour: It's a combination of hard and soft wheats. Bleached flour provides a softer texture. It's versatile and you can bake most anything with it!



A Grand Casino Mille Lacs Minnesota Copycat recipe. Total winter comfort food! Perfect for any meal, and even better leftover! Packed with veggies like mushrooms, celery, carrots and onions!


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This recipe is ready in these steps:


  • In a soup pot, melt butter over medium heat
  • Saute the onion, carrots, celery, and seasonings until veggies are tender
  • Add the mushrooms within the last 5 minutes of cooking and saute
  • Slowly add flour, and stir into veggie mixture until combined
  • Add the chicken broth, and stir
  • Add chicken and rice, then heat
  • Add whipping cream and heat through


Full recipe below



A Grand Casino Mille Lacs Minnesota Copycat recipe. Total winter comfort food! Perfect for any meal, and even better leftover! Packed with veggies like mushrooms, celery, carrots and onions!



You can add or substitute with the following ingredients:


  • frozen peas
  • minced garlic
  • fresh chopped parsley
  • cubed turkey breast
  • diced green pepper
  • white rice
  • cubed ham
  • frozen corn
  • sliced baby bellas
  • fresh baby spinach
  • chopped bacon



A Grand Casino Mille Lacs Minnesota Copycat recipe. Total winter comfort food! Perfect for any meal, and even better leftover! Packed with veggies like mushrooms, celery, carrots and onions!


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A Grand Casino Mille Lacs Minnesota Copycat recipe. Total winter comfort food! Perfect for any meal, and even better leftover! Packed with veggies like mushrooms, celery, carrots and onions!



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A Grand Casino Mille Lacs Minnesota Copycat recipe. Total winter comfort food! Perfect for any meal, and even better leftover! Packed with veggies like mushrooms, celery, carrots and onions!



Marge's Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Yield: 8 servings
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ingredients:

instructions:

  1. In a soup pot, melt butter over medium heat. Saute the onion, carrots, celery, kitchen bouquet, nature's seasoning, poultry seasoning and white pepper until veggies are tender and cooked through.
  2. Add the mushrooms within the last 5 minutes of cooking and saute with veggies.
  3. Slowly add flour, and stir into veggie mixture until combined, about 1 minute.
  4. Add the chicken broth, and stir until mixture has no lumps.
  5. Add chicken and rice, then heat until temperature reaches 180 degrees on a kitchen thermometer.
  6. Add whipping cream and bring temp back up to 180 degrees. 
  7. (If you do not have a thermometer, just simmer the soup until heated through)
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A Grand Casino Mille Lacs Minnesota Copycat recipe. Total winter comfort food! Perfect for any meal, and even better leftover! Packed with veggies like mushrooms, celery, carrots and onions!



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24 comments:

  1. I make this all the time but use half and half instead of whipping cream. Anything to cut the calories down.

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    1. That is a great idea! I can't even imagine the calorie count in this soup. Thank goodness we only make it about once a year! :)

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  2. This looks amazing! Perfect for a chilly day like today. Thanks for sharing. I'm your newest GFC follower. Would love for you to stop by Posed Perfection for a visit and a follow back. Have a great day!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  3. We are such big soup eaters at StoneGable... and this soup looks fabulous! Creamy and full of nice big pieces of chicken and celery! YUMMY!
    Please stop by StoneGable and share your wonderful soup at ON THE MENU MONDAY going on now!

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  4. Yum! Looks like a hearty soup. Perfect for this time of year.

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  5. This looks so comforting and good! We love soups this time of year, but I've never tried a homemade chicken and rice!! There's nothing like having that simmering away with some fresh bread at suppertime in the fall! Love your recipes here. :)
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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  6. Sounds perfect, Sheena! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday! Cindy Cindy's Recipes and Writings

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  7. One of my favorites! It looks so comforting. Thanks for linking to the Weekend Potluck Sheena. Have a terrific weekend!

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  8. This looks like a perfect Soup for fall, very healthy and full of flavor. Hope you are having a great fall weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  9. Looks and sounds fabulous! Thanks so much for linking up at Weekend Potluck.

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  10. I'm from MN I will have to make this one, it looks great & will warm you up in the winter Im sure! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Your welcome!! This is a great soup to help warm up! Glad you stopped by!

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  11. My grandma gave me a recipe for this soup a while ago. I'm not sure if I've ever had it - although I'm sure with growing up in Minn that I probably did.

    Thanks for linking this one up to Tasty Thursday too :)

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  12. Truckdriving friends told me about Minn. wild rice soup! This sounds so good! will try this as surprise for them. Not familiar with nature seasoning. What would be the equivalent here in upstate New York? Or a place that I could order? Thanks for help and great recipes!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! This is the best wild rice soup I've ever had and it would be a great surprise for them. Here is a recipe for Nature's Seasoning: http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/sauce-spread/marinade/homemade-natures-seasoning-mix.html or you can find it on Amazon, but they are only available in large quantities there.

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    2. I was just telling my son today that about 15 years ago we used to drive almost 2 hours to go to the casino for the wild rice soup. So as any youth would do he googled for milacs casino wild rice soup. Needless to say I was more than a little excited to see this recipe posted. I can almost taste the picture! We will know very soon if it is as good as I remember.

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    3. I was just telling my son today that about 15 years ago we used to drive almost 2 hours to go to the casino for the wild rice soup. So as any youth would do he googled for milacs casino wild rice soup. Needless to say I was more than a little excited to see this recipe posted. I can almost taste the picture! We will know very soon if it is as good as I remember.

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    4. We used to drive that far too! Love this soup! So glad you stopped by and enjoy! :)

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  13. I would like to omit the mushrooms. Do I need to decrease the flour?

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    1. Hi Nick- I would use the same amount of flour. Only decrease, if you are decreasing the amount of liquid. Thanks for stopping by!

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