wild rice soup with chicken and herbs

main dishes

The weather last week was amazing, finally! But, it has turned a little cold again and it actually snowed yesterday! No worries, it gives us an excuse to make soup this week. This wild rice soup with chicken is like an old friend to us. We have made it for years and it is still is one of our all time favorites. This is a dense, hearty soup that is incredibly comforting and satisfying. Enjoy!


wild rice soup with chicken and herbs

  • Author: Salt and Share
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 servings
  • Category: Soups
  • Cuisine: American


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 8 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 package wild rice (we use Uncle Ben’s)
  • 4 cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 4 cups milk


  1. Melt butter in stockpot, add onion, carrot and celery and cook until softened.
  2. Add broth, rice, and seasoning packet from rice. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer.
  3.  Cook until rice is done, about 30 minutes. Add chicken.
  4. In separate pan, melt butter, add flour and stir until paste forms. Add milk, heat until sauce thickens. Add to chicken and wild rice mixture.
  5. Mix thoroughly to combine and cook on low heat until heated through.

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