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.

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. via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

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.

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. via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

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?!

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. via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

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. I love a soup that’s a slightly thick, but still soup texture, so if you want much thicker I’ll show you how to adjust it. Enjoy, friends!

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. via https://jessicainthekitchen.com
Mushroom Wild Rice Soup – Vegan, Creamy and One Pot

Mushroom Wild Rice Soup - Creamy and One Pot

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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons coconut or olive oil or vegan butter
  • 2 medium sized carrots, finely diced
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped and bottoms removed
  • 1 large red onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic 
  • 8 ounces baby Bella or white button mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons flour*
  • 1/2 cup Wild rice
  • 4 ½ to 5 cups Vegetable broth*
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoons fresh Thyme
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • 1 cup coconut milk or almond milk 
  • crusty bread, to serve with
Instructions
  • 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!
  1. 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.
  2. I used gluten free flour – Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour!
  3. You can increase the servings of anything apart from the rice.
  4. This recipe can easily be doubled.
by Jessica

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9 comments

  1. Lisa Whitford says:

    Just made this for lunch, so good!

  2. Danielle says:

    I made this today. Great flavor! However, it didn’t seem like much rice. I used 1/2 wild rice trader Joe’s brand, not the blended kind. Used 5 cups broth so that may have been the reason. It seemed to be way more liquid then veggies and rice. So I’ll cut back on the broth next time. I’ll definitely be trying more of your recipes.

    • Jessica says:

      Hey Danielle so glad you enjoyed!! I’m not sure if I understood your comment re it not seeming like rice? It’s definitely way more of a soup than a rice dish, if that’s what you meant! The rice basically enhances the soup! I’m so happy you’ll be trying more of my recipes!!

  3. Pauline says:

    Made your soup for dinner this evening and thought it was very good! Thank you for sharing..

  4. Aja says:

    How does this do for freezing?

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Aja,

      I haven’t tried that but I suspect that the rice wouldn’t freeze well in the soup since it might be a bit mushy. Maybe you can freeze the whole broth without the rice, then do that step once thawed! I hope that helps!

  5. Mary says:

    This looks delish! Before I make it, can you please clarify if you’re referring to coconut milk in the can or the box.

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