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!).

Ingredients:

~ 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).

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9 Comments
  • 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. 🙂