This Mushroom Wild Rice Soup is easily prepped in your slow cooker in only 15 minutes! The flavours meld together perfectly, it makes 8 servings for great meal prep and cleanup is a breeze!
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I’ve had this soup every single day this week. Yes, it’s really that good. Some may use the term “obsessed”, and I tend to agree with them! I love the creamy texture of the soup, and how velvety and buttery the texture of the mushrooms become after hours of simmering in hot smooth broth with all the right seasonings. It’s the kind of soup that you want to savour.
It’s undeniable how cosy this Mushroom Wild Rice Soup makes me feel and with only 153 calories a bowl! Perhaps the best part is that it’s all made in your Crockpot™ in only 15 minutes of prep time.
On my busiest days (especially during October aka Crocktober), I reach for my Crockpot™ to make dinner. I’m loving their new Crockpot MyTime™ 6-QT. Programmable Slow Cooker for a number of reasons. Firstly, it automatically adjusts the cooking cycle based on when you want to eat. Isn’t that the coolest?!
If you’re someone who actually preps their dinner way in advance in the day (teach me your ways), you set what time you want to have dinner and your Crockpot™ does the rest. Or maybe you’re on my side, and almost always reach for the “HIGH” setting since you want dinner done within the next few hours. Either way, it adjusts for you.
I also love the pre-set options for soup and veggies, and that you can still use manual mode. It’s all a win-win. Whether you’re whipping up this Mushroom Wild Rice Soup or my Slow Cooker Pumpkin Soup, you’ll have endless control over your fave meals. Speaking of which let’s get into this recipe.
Wild rice – ensure that you’re using only wild rice, and not a wild rice blend (with other types of rice in it). The different types of rice in the blend will get soggy!
Mushrooms – You can use any variety of mushrooms you love. I used baby Bella cause they’re the easiest to find, but you can use cremini, shiitake, portobello, oyster mushrooms…any kind! Feel free to use a mix.
Vegetable broth – If you want to keep the colour of your soup light, opt for a more yellow or cream coloured vegetable broth.
First, chop all of your vegetables. Add them all to your Crockpot™, along with all your seasonings. Pour in your vegetable broth.
Stir everything together, then cover the slow cooker. Set to high for 3 to 4 hours, or low for 6 to 8 hours.
After your soup is finished cooking, next, we mix our butter and flour together in a bowl into a paste, and use that to thicken up the soup. It’s a technique that’s called beurre manié. This is an ingenious way to thicken your soup without having to stop and make a difficult roux on the stovetop.
Ladle some soup into your butter-flour mix to temper it, mix it together until smooth, then add the whole thing into the soup.
Add in your coconut milk, then stir it all together. Let it all meld for at least 5 minutes in the hot soup.
Taste, adjust seasonings, serve and enjoy! My favourite side with this is my No Knead Dutch Oven Bread since it’s so easy!
Enjoy friends! If you make this Slow Cooker Mushroom Wild Rice Soup, please snap a photo and tag #jessicainthekitchen on Instagram! We’d also love if you would leave a comment below, and give the recipe a rating! Thanks so much!
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