Soup recipe

Wild Rice And Mushroom Soup

Written by admin

Wild rice and mushroom soup is a delicious and hearty dish that’s perfect for cold weather or anytime you’re craving a comforting meal. Here’s a basic recipe to get you started:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 8 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms (such as cremini or button), sliced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup heavy cream or coconut milk (for a dairy-free option)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish, optional)

Instructions:

  1. Cook the wild rice: Rinse the wild rice under cold water, then place it in a pot with 4 cups of broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.
  2. Prepare the soup base: In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil or butter over medium heat. Add the diced onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for another minute, until fragrant.
  3. Add mushrooms and vegetables: Add the sliced mushrooms, diced carrots, and diced celery to the pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened and the mushrooms have released their moisture, about 8-10 minutes.
  4. Season the soup: Stir in the dried thyme, dried sage, salt, and pepper to taste.
  5. Combine rice and vegetables: Once the wild rice is cooked, add it to the pot with the vegetables. Stir to combine everything.
  6. Add remaining broth: Pour in the remaining 4 cups of broth and bring the soup to a simmer. Let it cook for another 10-15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  7. Finish with cream: Stir in the heavy cream or coconut milk to give the soup a creamy texture. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
  8. Serve: Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with chopped fresh parsley, if desired. Serve hot and enjoy!

Feel free to customize this recipe by adding other vegetables like spinach or kale, or incorporating protein like cooked chicken or tofu for added substance. Enjoy your wild rice and mushroom soup!

About the author

admin

Leave a Comment