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This Mushroom Wild Rice Soup is creamy, made in one pot, and perfect for a weeknight meal! It’s so comforting, filling and incredibly easy to make.
I want to introduce you to the biggest rice lover on earth – my husband. No really, if you think you love rice more than him, you’re probably wrong. As a result, myself – a not so much rice lover, has tried so many different types of rices and as a result, I really do like it now. White, jasmine, jade, forbidden, wild rice and so much more. In fact, chances are we’ve tried every variety on the market.
So when I got some requests to make wild rice soup, I knew it was something that I could definitely handle and that Gav would love. The texture of wild rice is such that it’s almost like a party in your mouth. It’s fibrous, soft but firm, and fluffs up quite a lot. I’ve never had rice in soup before, so I was really interested in it. The Mushroom Wild Rice Soup is definitely perfect for the upcoming cold season. Although, you could enjoy it right now! It’s warm, comforting, filled with fibre and is so filling.
To say we loved this soup would be an understatement. I loved using mushrooms to “beef up” the soup, and they added such a delicious umami flavour to the soup itself. The rice is delicious in every bite and adds a beautiful texture. Plus, it’s so pretty, right?!
Mushroom Wild Rice Tips
If you’re making this – I would recommend using only wild rice. I saw lots of wild rice blends, but they will definitely cook at a different time than what I’m recommending, and might result in soggy or mushy rice. I’ll add a few tips down below so you can customise it for your own taste. But another top tip is if you want your soup to be thicker, you can stir in another tablespoon or two of flour. Add in a little hot broth into a ramekin to blend it out first, then add it to the soup, mixing vigorously. If you want your soup thinner, add that extra ½ cup liquid in the ingredients.
Personally, I love a soup that’s a slightly thick, but still soup texture. Enjoy, friends!
Mushroom Wild Rice Soup - Creamy and One Pot
This Mushroom Wild Rice Soup is creamy, made in one pot, and perfect for a weeknight meal! It's so comforting, filling and incredibly easy to make.
In a large pot over medium high heat, add the oil or vegan butter.
Add in the carrots, celery, onions, garlic and mushrooms and sauté for 8 minutes.
Sprinkle the flour over, and stir to combine. Add in the wild rice, vegetable broth, dried oregano and fresh thyme. Season generously with sea salt and ground black pepper. Bring everything to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
Simmer for about 50 to 60 minutes, until the wild rice is completely fluffed up and cooked through. Stir in the coconut milk or almond milk, and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes to heat through. Taste and season with sea salt and black pepper again.
Remove from stove and serve alongside some bread. Enjoy!
If you want your soup to be thicker, you can stir in another tablespoon or two of flour. Add in a little hot broth into a ramekin to blend it out first, then add it to the soup, mixing vigorously. If you want your soup thinner, add that extra ½ cup liquid in the ingredients.
You can increase the servings of anything apart from the rice.
This recipe can easily be doubled.
For the coconut milk, you can use canned OR boxed. I have tried both and they are both amazing. If you’re not concerned about calories, I would highly recommend the canned for that extra creaminess that it adds.