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Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup


Wild Rice Soup is one of my favorite soups.  Before I had my son and I was working, my friend Beth and I used to frequent a place called Salad Brothers.  I am sure they had salads, but they were pretty much known in downtown Rochester, MN for their soup.  They had the best Creamy Wild Rice Soup!  And the rolls….you went through the line, and at the end they had a tub of serve yourself rolls.  And if you serve yourself, you know you take a couple (or three)!  After I stopped working, I had to find a way to get the soup!  Taking a baby downtown Rochester, into the food court of a mall, and waiting inline with a bunch of business people didn’t seem like the way to go.  So I started trying out recipes at home.  This isn’t the same at all, but I love it.  I have been making it for years, and it is one of the few soups that my husband and I agree on!

If you have any leftover turkey hanging out in your freezer, this is a great use for it.  I set aside about a 1 pound turkey from Thanksgiving just for this soup.  Once it was all said and done, my husband didn’t even know it was turkey in there.  He thought it was just the normal chicken version I make.

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Comments

  1. Wow, looks gorgeous! I love your photography :)
    And the soup sounds delicious – it really looks incredibly creamy and warming :) Great comfort food!

  2. Wow, looks gorgeous! I love your photography :)
    And the soup sounds delicious – it really looks incredibly creamy and warming :) Great comfort food!

  3. Mmmm… This soup looks so creamy and delicious, I would love a giant bowl of this for lunch today. Beautiful pictures!

  4. Mmmm… This soup looks so creamy and delicious, I would love a giant bowl of this for lunch today. Beautiful pictures!

  5. A wonderful recipe!!! I actually prefer chicken/rice over the chicken/noodle combo and I like the evaporated milk in this one. Perfect for this chilly weather!
    On a side note, my dad went to school in Rochester! He grew up in Red Wing and I’ve had many a Christmas holiday there!

  6. A wonderful recipe!!! I actually prefer chicken/rice over the chicken/noodle combo and I like the evaporated milk in this one. Perfect for this chilly weather!
    On a side note, my dad went to school in Rochester! He grew up in Red Wing and I’ve had many a Christmas holiday there!

  7. OH yeah, I’m loving the use of evaporated milk in this. Very cool!

  8. OH yeah, I’m loving the use of evaporated milk in this. Very cool!

  9. This sounds wonderful for a damp and chilly winter night. I am new to your blog and have spent some time browsing through your earlier posts. I’m so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I’ll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  10. This sounds wonderful for a damp and chilly winter night. I am new to your blog and have spent some time browsing through your earlier posts. I’m so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I’ll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  11. Hey, I didn’t realize you are a Minnesota Gal! I am from the Twin Cities and then headed west to Montana 10 years ago and never moved back. Anyway…I have some wild rice that I scored last time I was back in MN and have been waiting for that perfect recipe to use it. I love wild rice soup so this is the winner. Ding ding ding! I’ll let you know how it turns out.

    • What a small world! I was born in the Twin Cities, lived there until I was 10. Then we moved to WI, but I moved back to Rochester after college!
      Let me know how you like the soup, it really is one of my favorites!

  12. Hey, I didn’t realize you are a Minnesota Gal! I am from the Twin Cities and then headed west to Montana 10 years ago and never moved back. Anyway…I have some wild rice that I scored last time I was back in MN and have been waiting for that perfect recipe to use it. I love wild rice soup so this is the winner. Ding ding ding! I’ll let you know how it turns out.

    • What a small world! I was born in the Twin Cities, lived there until I was 10. Then we moved to WI, but I moved back to Rochester after college!
      Let me know how you like the soup, it really is one of my favorites!

  13. Jackpot! One of my favorite soups. I have been buying the ahem..packet of this. Looks yummy and recipe looks easy enough. Thanks!

  14. Jackpot! One of my favorite soups. I have been buying the ahem..packet of this. Looks yummy and recipe looks easy enough. Thanks!

  15. I love finding good soup recipes. I have bookmarked this one and can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!

  16. I love finding good soup recipes. I have bookmarked this one and can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!

  17. This soup looks heavenly. I love this :)

  18. This soup looks heavenly. I love this :)

  19. This sounds like an amazing soup Erin! I definitely could use a bowl of this to warm up =)

  20. This sounds like an amazing soup Erin! I definitely could use a bowl of this to warm up =)

  21. This picture looks similar to Panera’s wild rice soup which I love! I am flagging this recipe for sure. I don’t know what I would do with myself at a soup place with a tub of rolls. You stopped at 3, I am thinking 5! Perfect for dunking in the soup.

  22. This picture looks similar to Panera’s wild rice soup which I love! I am flagging this recipe for sure. I don’t know what I would do with myself at a soup place with a tub of rolls. You stopped at 3, I am thinking 5! Perfect for dunking in the soup.

  23. This sounds so warm and comforting!!

  24. This sounds so warm and comforting!!

  25. This soup is all kinds of delicious!!

  26. This soup is all kinds of delicious!!

  27. This reminds me of a wild rice soup my mom used to make! It is DELICIOUS…as I know yours is!

  28. This reminds me of a wild rice soup my mom used to make! It is DELICIOUS…as I know yours is!

  29. It has been so cold lately in Phoenix…strange, but true, and this soup looks like the perfect way to warm up :)

  30. It has been so cold lately in Phoenix…strange, but true, and this soup looks like the perfect way to warm up :)

  31. Delicious! Nothing beats soup on a cold day and this is fantastic!

  32. Delicious! Nothing beats soup on a cold day and this is fantastic!

  33. I started to see wild rice in a soup on blogs. I have never tried adding rice in the western style soup. I’m very intrigued – we can consider this as one meal right, especially when rice is inside… :-) Do you still serve bread too? In my “Asian” brain, we always choose rice or bread and never be together. I like both so maybe why not. :-) This looks yummy!

    • Nami,
      Us Americans like to over do it! I personally can’t eat soup without bread – doesn’t matter is in it. I like to dip bread in the broth :)

  34. I started to see wild rice in a soup on blogs. I have never tried adding rice in the western style soup. I’m very intrigued – we can consider this as one meal right, especially when rice is inside… :-) Do you still serve bread too? In my “Asian” brain, we always choose rice or bread and never be together. I like both so maybe why not. :-) This looks yummy!

    • Nami,
      Us Americans like to over do it! I personally can’t eat soup without bread – doesn’t matter is in it. I like to dip bread in the broth :)

  35. This soup looks warm, hearty and delicious! It’s a cold rainy day here.. this soup would be perfect. :)

  36. This soup looks warm, hearty and delicious! It’s a cold rainy day here.. this soup would be perfect. :)

  37. There was a similar restaurant to the one you describe in downtown Minneapolis and I remember their wild rice soup, too–yum!

  38. There was a similar restaurant to the one you describe in downtown Minneapolis and I remember their wild rice soup, too–yum!

  39. After all these cookies lately, that sounds so good! I’ve also been craving a huge slab of steak!

  40. After all these cookies lately, that sounds so good! I’ve also been craving a huge slab of steak!

  41. This looks wonderful – I love that you used fat free milk!

  42. This looks wonderful – I love that you used fat free milk!

  43. I don’t think I have ever had a creamy wild rice soup but I want it. It looks beautiful and filling!

  44. I don’t think I have ever had a creamy wild rice soup but I want it. It looks beautiful and filling!

  45. Yum! I would definitely need a big hunk of crusty bread to dip in this soup. :)

  46. My husband made this soup to take to soup supper at church on Ash Wednesday. It was a huge hit, so much so that I barely had enough leftover to take in my lunch the next day. We have already shared the recipe with several people – THANK YOU!
    I found this recipe on Edesia’s Notebook, when she chose it as part of the Secret Recipe Club. I had been following her blog….I will now be following yours as well.

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