Elegant Wild Rice Soup

mary Armstrong


I first made this October 30, 1984 for the Byerly's. It can be made with these additions: 1/2 cup minced ham, or 3 T. slivered almonds, or 1/2 cup chopped, cooked chicken.

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6-7 cups
20 Min
50 Min


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2 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
minced onion
1/4 c
4 c
chicken broth
2 c
cooked wild rice
1/2 tsp
1 c
half and half
2 Tbsp
dry sherry, optional
parsely flakes for garnish, optional


4 oz
wild rice
3 c

How to Make Elegant Wild Rice Soup


  • 1Melt butter. Saute onion until tender. Blend in flour. Gradually add broth.
    Cook stirring constantly until thickened slightly.
  • 2Stir in cooked rice. See directions below for cooking rice.

    Simmer 5 minutes. Blend in half & half and sherry. Heat to serving tempurature.

    DO NOT Boil.
    May add ham, slivered almonds or cooked chicken at this point if desired.
  • 3Cooking Rice:
    Rinse and drain rice in colander. Put in large sauce pan and add water, bring to a boil and simmer, covered for 40-50 minutes or until rice is tender and has mostly opened, but not mushy.
  • 4Alternate cooking method for rice:
    Boil hard several minutes, cover and remove from heat. Let set 40-60 minutes. Pour off any excess water.

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