Creamy Wild Rice Soup

Creamy Wild Rice Soup

Enjoy this creamy soup made with wild rice and vegetables - ready in 40 minutes.

Prep Time

40

Minutes

Total Time

40

Minutes

Makes

5

servings

1/2
cup uncooked wild rice
1 3/4
cups water
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
2
medium stalks celery, sliced (1 cup)
1
medium carrot, coarsely shredded (1/2 cup)
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
small green bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
3
tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
can (14 oz) vegetable broth
1
cup half-and-half
1/3
cup slivered almonds, toasted*
1/4
cup chopped fresh parsley
  1. Cook wild rice in 1 1/4 cups of the water as directed on package.
  2. In 3-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add celery, carrot, onion and bell pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until celery is tender.
  3. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Stir in wild rice, remaining 1/2 cup water and the broth. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in remaining ingredients. Heat just until hot (do not boil).
Makes 5 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Wild rice isn't rice? No, it's an aquatic grass native to North America. The chewy texture of wild rice makes it a perfect meat substitute, but cooked white or brown rice can be used instead.
*To toast the almonds in the microwave, place 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil and the almonds in a 1- or 2-cup glass measuring cup. Microwave uncovered on High 2 minutes 30 seconds to 3 minutes 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until light brown.
Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup: Add 2 cups chopped cooked chicken with the remaining ingredients in step 4.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 250
    • (Calories from Fat 130),
  • Total Fat 15g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 30mg;
  • Sodium 660mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 23g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 6g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.