Wild Rice & Vegetable Soup

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).

What do you think?

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  • Jazmin
    April 23, 2020

    This looks really good! Adding it to the list of recipes I need to try!

  • Shayla Marie
    April 23, 2020

    I’m saving this to make. I’ve been looking for more soup recipes and this looks so hearty and good!

  • Yana
    April 24, 2020

    Thanks for such a great recipe. Love the detailed pictures. Will definitely need to try this.

  • Milaya
    April 24, 2020

    My whole family is vegetarian, I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  • Surabhi
    April 24, 2020

    Such a healthy recipe. Will try is for sure

  • Monica
    April 24, 2020

    This soup looks so delicious!!! I have never used that kind of stock before but I definitely want to try.

  • Sarah
    April 24, 2020

    This looks great I will have to try this one.

  • kerri
    April 25, 2020

    Oh this looks so yummy!

  • Clarice
    April 27, 2020

    Wow! This looks yummy and healthy. Would love to try this. Thank you for sharing about this wild rice and vegetable soup. 🙂

  • Agnieszka
    August 25, 2021

    This soup sounds really delicious! Can’t wait to try, especially with the umami powder. It’s on my shopping list!

  • Linda
    August 25, 2021

    Love how you incorporate mushrooms and turmeric in this soup. Definitely, a must-try recipe!

  • Freya
    August 25, 2021

    This is the perfect comforting soup, and the use of turmeric for health benefits is so ingenious!

  • Kayla DiMaggio
    August 25, 2021

    This wild rice soup is amazing! I loved the flavors of everything! I wish we had mushroom broth here!

  • Julia
    August 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 Gierhart
    September 15, 2021

    I love the hearty flavors! And so nice how versatile the recipe is!

  • Monica Simpson
    September 15, 2021

    I’m for sure pinning this for later. Soup season is quickly approaching and I can’t wait!

  • Debra
    September 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 Holt
    September 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

  • Danielle
    September 15, 2021

    This looks really yummy. I’m so excited for soup season!

  • Anasha Khan
    September 15, 2021

    This looks so good and healthy. Perfect for the colder days we will be having soon.

  • Rob
    September 15, 2021

    I am always looking for delicious soups. Can’t wait to make this one!

  • Cyndi Buchanan
    September 15, 2021

    This looks like the perfect fall recipe! I can’t wait to give it a try!

  • Agnieszka
    September 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 Olaughlin
    September 16, 2021

    This sounds delicious, I might have to make it today. Love a good vegetable soup for lunch.

  • Genevieve
    September 19, 2021

    You can never go wrong with a yummy soup recipe and this one looks perfect for fall!

  • Angeline
    March 28, 2022

    I love the earthy taste of wild rice! This is a great soup idea.