I came up with this recipe while stuck home in isolation. This is a wonderful soup that has a nice balance of grains and veggies, and it is a pretty versatile recipe, too (depending on what you have in your pantry!).
~ Wild rice (I used 1 cup dry, cooked)
~ Broth: mushroom, vegetable, umami (whatever you prefer) (I used about 32 oz)
~ Veggies: carrots, celery, onion, garlic (your choice) (I used 1 carrot, 1 stalk of celery, and 2 garlic cloves)
~ Optional: turmeric, heavy cream, other seasonings
Begin by cooking your rice. Make sure you don’t overcook it; if anything, you want it to be a little al dente since it will absorb moisture from the soup broth.
Chop your veggies. Here is where you can really pick whatever veggies you have on hand!
I sauteed my veggies until the garlic was starting to cook. Keep an eye on the mixture as you do not want to burn your garlic or any other ingredient that may be prone to burning or overcooking.
If you use onions, you would want to saute those until they start to become translucent.
Add your broth and cook until your veggies are the desired consistency. For this recipe, the carrots were the firmest vegetable, so I cooked the carrots until they were beginning to soften, but still had a little firmness to them.
Add in your rice and any other seasonings. You can adjust the amount of liquid as desired. Also keep in mind that if you have leftovers, it will soak up some broth as well.
I ended up adding some umami powder to my vegan stock, to add some extra flavor. If you don’t have mushroom stock or umami, that is fine – you can go with whatever bullion you want.
I also added some turmeric, for color and its great health benefits! (The photo below is leftover day – you can see how the rice soaked up some broth).
JazminApril 23, 2020
This looks really good! Adding it to the list of recipes I need to try!
Shayla MarieApril 23, 2020
I’m saving this to make. I’ve been looking for more soup recipes and this looks so hearty and good!
YanaApril 24, 2020
Thanks for such a great recipe. Love the detailed pictures. Will definitely need to try this.
MilayaApril 24, 2020
My whole family is vegetarian, I can’t wait to try this recipe!
SurabhiApril 24, 2020
Such a healthy recipe. Will try is for sure
MonicaApril 24, 2020
This soup looks so delicious!!! I have never used that kind of stock before but I definitely want to try.
SarahApril 24, 2020
This looks great I will have to try this one.
kerriApril 25, 2020
Oh this looks so yummy!
ClariceApril 27, 2020
Wow! This looks yummy and healthy. Would love to try this. Thank you for sharing about this wild rice and vegetable soup. 🙂
AgnieszkaAugust 25, 2021
This soup sounds really delicious! Can’t wait to try, especially with the umami powder. It’s on my shopping list!
LindaAugust 25, 2021
Love how you incorporate mushrooms and turmeric in this soup. Definitely, a must-try recipe!
FreyaAugust 25, 2021
This is the perfect comforting soup, and the use of turmeric for health benefits is so ingenious!
Kayla DiMaggioAugust 25, 2021
This wild rice soup is amazing! I loved the flavors of everything! I wish we had mushroom broth here!
JuliaAugust 26, 2021
Yumm, love how hearty this soup is! Honestly, while it’s SO hot right now, it’s so great to eat something so delicious but simple.
Erin GierhartSeptember 15, 2021
I love the hearty flavors! And so nice how versatile the recipe is!
Monica SimpsonSeptember 15, 2021
I’m for sure pinning this for later. Soup season is quickly approaching and I can’t wait!
DebraSeptember 15, 2021
Yum….I love wild rice in soup and this was such a tasty way to enjoy it. The broth was really tasty.
Shannah HoltSeptember 15, 2021
This looks so delicious! It is the perfect time to try this recipe! Soup is always great but it just always hits different in fall and winter! Lol
DanielleSeptember 15, 2021
This looks really yummy. I’m so excited for soup season!
Anasha KhanSeptember 15, 2021
This looks so good and healthy. Perfect for the colder days we will be having soon.
RobSeptember 15, 2021
I am always looking for delicious soups. Can’t wait to make this one!
Cyndi BuchananSeptember 15, 2021
This looks like the perfect fall recipe! I can’t wait to give it a try!
AgnieszkaSeptember 16, 2021
This soup is amazing!! Perfect for fall and winter. The umami powder made it taste like the most comforting, hearty and flavorful broth.
Portia OlaughlinSeptember 16, 2021
This sounds delicious, I might have to make it today. Love a good vegetable soup for lunch.
GenevieveSeptember 19, 2021
You can never go wrong with a yummy soup recipe and this one looks perfect for fall!
AngelineMarch 28, 2022
I love the earthy taste of wild rice! This is a great soup idea.