How to Make the Best Homemade Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Truly delicious, creamy soup yet loaded with veggies, wild rice & chicken to CHEW. I always double the recipe because its great for leftovers. Wonderful on a cold winter day.

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How to Make the Best Homemade Chicken Wild Rice Soup Recipe
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I usually double this recipe. The leftovers are SO good! I also often use chicken broth I've made and have frozen. Either that or canned works. You can always substitute chicken with turkey too.

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PREPARE WILD RICE... Boil 10 min. in 2Qt pan 1/2 full of water. (Rice is not done yet) Pour off stained water. Refill pot w/clean hot water. Bring back to boil 10-20 minutes more. Watch closely.

PREPARE WILD RICE... Boil 10 min. in 2Qt pan 1/2 full of water. (Rice is not done yet) Pour off stained water. Refill pot w/clean hot water. Bring back to boil 10-20 minutes more. Watch closely.

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Simmer rice until tender & fluffy. I test by tasting / biting a few kernels. Drain. Set aside. If you're preparing soup later, put cooked rice in sealed container in refrigerator.

Simmer rice until tender & fluffy. I test by tasting / biting a few kernels. Drain. Set aside. If you're preparing soup later, put cooked rice in sealed container in refrigerator.

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Here I had chopped my veggies, cooked rice & cut up cooked chicken ahead of time. Now it's time to assemble and cook the best soup ever!

Here I had chopped my veggies, cooked rice & cut up cooked chicken ahead of time. Now it's time to assemble and cook the best soup ever!

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Melt butter in soup pot.

Melt butter in soup pot.

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Add veggies to melted butter & simmer.....

Add veggies to melted butter & simmer.....

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Cook & stir onion, carrot, bell pepper & celery....

Cook & stir onion, carrot, bell pepper & celery....

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Don't over-cook. You want veggies SLIGHTLY crisp tender. Stir often. This takes 3-4 minutes only. You may add another T butter if desired.

Don't over-cook. You want veggies SLIGHTLY crisp tender. Stir often. This takes 3-4 minutes only. You may add another T butter if desired.

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Stir in flour & pepper just long enough to coat veggies. Be ready to immediately add broth.

Stir in flour & pepper just long enough to coat veggies. Be ready to immediately add broth.

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Pour in chicken broth and water

Pour in chicken broth and water

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Simmer broth on medium heat, adding chicken (or turkey) chunks.

Simmer broth on medium heat, adding chicken (or turkey) chunks.

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Stir in wild rice. Reduce heat to low.

Stir in wild rice. Reduce heat to low.

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Fresh parsley is my favorite. I keep a plant growing indoors all winter. In a pinch you can use dried.

Fresh parsley is my favorite. I keep a plant growing indoors all winter. In a pinch you can use dried.

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Finely chop parsley.

Finely chop parsley.

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Pour in Half & Half last. Do not boil.

Pour in Half & Half last. Do not boil.

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Sprinkle approx 1/3 cup slivered almonds (or sliced works). This adds a nice crunch.

Sprinkle approx 1/3 cup slivered almonds (or sliced works). This adds a nice crunch.

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Add slivered almonds and parsley at the end.

Add slivered almonds and parsley at the end.

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Reduce heat and keep warm, but do not boil.

Reduce heat and keep warm, but do not boil.

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Besides creamy delicious broth, this soup has great texture - Chicken chunks, wild rice, vegetables and crunchy almond slivers! Savory soup with something to CHEW! It's even better reheated next day!

Besides creamy delicious broth, this soup has great texture - Chicken chunks, wild rice, vegetables and crunchy almond slivers! Savory soup with something to CHEW! It's even better reheated next day!

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