Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
This Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is a quick and easy meal jam packed with yummy ingredients and flavor! It is sure to become an instant new family favorite!
This winter has been insane. We received several feet of snowfall in a short amount of time and then rain and warmer temperatures came. It is cold and wet and all I like to do on rainy and/0r snowy days is stay inside and watch it from my windows. These days I crave nothing but soup!
This Chicken and Wild Rice Soup recipe comes from my Aunt. Over Christmas Break my entire extended family got together and we had a soup and salad bar. My aunt made this soup and everyone went crazy over it! It was one of the most popular ones there. She so kindly gave me the recipe to share with all of you. Trust me, you are going to want to make this one ASAP!
This soup is loaded with such yummy ingredients and has a fantastic flavor. People won’t be able to stop coming back for second helpings :)
- 1 sweet onion, chopped
- 1½ cups shredded carrots
- 1½ cups chopped celery
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 2 quarts chicken broth
- 1 box uncle Ben's wild rice
- 3 cups cooked and chopped chicken breasts
- 1 cups heavy cream
- ¼ cup chicken broth + 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
- In a large pot add onion, carrots, celery and olive oil. Sauté for 3 minutes until tender.
- Add salt and pepper.
- Add chicken broth and bring to a boil.
- Add Uncle Ben's rice and cook until rice is tender.
- Add chicken and cook another 3 minutes.
- Add cream and cook for another 2 minutes.
- To thicken, in a small bowl combine ¼ cup chicken broth to 3 Tablespoons cornstarch. Add to pot and cook another 3 minutes.
I made this soup and loved it!
Is there anyway to use butter and flour rather then cornstarch as a thickener?
I'd have to say winter has been pretty tame for us in Atlanta compared to winter where you are, BUT that hasn't stopped me for reaching toward hearty soups lol. This sounds absolutely perfect and absolutely delicious. Bookmarking ASAP!
I love that I have all the ingredients in my pantry and refrigerator! I am trying this tonight!
Looks so warming!
How many calories ?
I think you should quit calling yourself a "chef in training" You already are a CHEF!!!!!
Michelle @ Modern Acupuncture
So looking forward to trying this. It's 22 degrees here today and I need something to warm me up... this is perfect! :)
Recipe is great but I did change the cooking part it to a crock pot recipe and it turned out fabulous!
I haven't tried this recipe yet. It looks delicious. I would love to know what Linda did to change it to crockpot cooking. I hope she sees this and responds!
Hi I made your Chicken and Wild Rice Soup it was wonderful gave the recipe to my daughter and daughter in law.
I plan to make this soup this weekend.
I have a question. What size box is the Uncle Ben’s Rice? Does this come with the spice packet and would I use that in the soup?
Thank you so much.
Hi! Maybe a silly question, but do you add the seasoning packet that comes with the Uncle Ben’s rice or just use the rice mix?
Could not find boxes of Uncle Ben's Wild Rice. Could you tell me approximately how many ounces of wild rice is in a box? Would like to try this recipe as it sounds delicious!
Made this last night to take to a soup supper. Received so many compliments on how good it was. It has very good flavor and will definitely be making this again. Thanks for the recipe!
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