Minnesota Wild Rice Soup
This Minnesota Wild Rice Soup is creamy and delicious with a rich broth and hearty wild rice. Perfect for a chilly winter evening!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 45 minutes
- Total Time: 55 minutes
- Yield: 4 main dish servings
- Category: Soup
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Soup
- 1 cup wild rice
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 stalks of celery, diced (about ⅓ cup)
- 1 medium yellow onion, diced (about ½ cup)
- 2 large carrots, diced (about ⅓ cup)
- 3 cups vegetable broth
- 1 small bundle of thyme (about 8 sprigs)
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
- Cook the rice according to the package directions.
- In a large pot, heat the butter over medium heat for 30 seconds or until melted.
- Add the celery, onion, and carrots and cook for 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring frequently.
- Add the broth and thyme and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 15 minutes.
- Remove the thyme stems from the pot.
- Add the cooked wild rice, evaporated milk and salt. (Note: if your rice isn’t ready yet, simply turn off the heat of your soup pot and then resume cooking once the rice is ready to be added.)
- Cook over low-medium heat until heated through. If you let this sit before serving, the rice will continue to absorb the broth. Simply add ½ cup of water and stir until you reach the desired consistency.
- Add additional salt to taste, if needed.
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