Creamy Mushroom Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Creamy Mushroom Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
I certainly have been enjoying making a lot of soups lately and my favourite has to be this creamy mushroom chicken and wild rice soup which is a combination of two amazing soups, cream of mushroom soup and chicken and wild rice soup! This soup has the best of both worlds with chicken, wild rice and plenty of veggies from the one soup to the mushrooms and creamy broth from the other soup and the combination is just magical! I like to use a variety of mushrooms from button, to cremini, shiitake, oyster, etc. and I saute them in butter before moving on to the veggies. I season the soup with a generous helping of parmesan cheese which just melts into the broth infusing it with its umami packed flavour! One of the great things about this soup is how easy it is to make and it only takes about 40 minutes making it a good meal even when there isn't a lot of time. If you are looking for a tasty soup to enjoy this fall or winter this creamy mushroom chicken and wild rice soup is a great way to go!

Creamy Mushroom Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Creamy Mushroom Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Creamy Mushroom Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Creamy Mushroom Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Creamy Mushroom Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Creamy Mushroom Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
Creamy Mushroom Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Creamy Mushroom Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes Servings: 6

A warm and creamy mushroom, chicken and wild rice soup that is down right one of the best comfort food around!


ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup wild rice blend
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken, cooked and diced or shredded
  • 1 cup milk or cream
  • 1 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
  • salt and pepper to taste
directions
  1. Melt the butter in a pan over medium-high heat, add the mushrooms and onion and cook until the mushrooms have released their liquids and the liquid has evaporated, about 10-15 minutes, before setting aside.
  2. Melt the butter in the pan, add the onions, carrots and celery and cook until tender, about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Mix in the garlic and thyme and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
  4. Add the broth, rice, chicken and mushrooms, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the rice is tender, about 20-30 minutes.
  5. Mix in the milk and cheese and cook until the cheese has melted, before seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.

Note: The cooking time may vary depending on the kind of rice that you use. if the package that says to cook the rice for more or less time, go with that time.
Option: Soak 1 ounce of dried mushrooms in 1 cup of just boiled water for 20 minutes before chopping the mushrooms and adding along with the garlic and adding the mushroom water along with the broth for an even more intense mushroom flavour!Option: add 2 tablespoons white miso paste in step 5 before seasoning with salt and pepper.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 443, Fat 20g (Saturated 9g, Trans 0.2g), Cholesterol 65mg, Sodium 676mg, Carbs 38g (Fiber 3g, Sugars 10g), Protein 27g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

5 comments:

musingsofamoderngirl said...

Kevin, this looks amazing! Do you think it would be good without the chicken? And what type of milk do you recommend?

A Sparkling Journey said...

Looks so good and perfect dinner for a cold evening!

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Airin said...

Could you clarify two of your steps? Which step do you add the onions? Which step do you use the 2 T of butter? You have butter, mushrom and onions in step 1 and then you have butter, onions carrot and celery in step 2. Also, step 5 is "Mix" right?

Kevin Lynch said...

Airin: You cook the mushrooms in the 2T of butter, set aside and cook the onions, carrots, celery in the next 1T butter before adding the mushrooms back in along with the broth. Yes, that should have been mix not milx! LOL! Enjoy!

Dr Martin Huang said...

This is perfect for my Saturday morning. Finally can have something special for my breakfast.

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