How To Make Wild Rice Soup With Mushrooms In A Crock Pot

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How To Make Wild Rice Soup With Mushrooms In A Crock Pot

Wild rice soup with mushrooms is a fall and winter favorite. Rather than using a lot of heavy cream, this recipe uses pureed cannellini beans to make it creamy (and a little more healthy than other recipes).

Be sure to use a multi-color blend of wild rice. Using black wild rice will make the soup turn purple – not very appetizing!

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 3-8 hours
Serves: 4-6

Ingredients:

1 c. uncooked wild rice multi-color blend
1 small white onion
3 stalks celery
2 large carrots
3-4 peeled garlic cloves
12 oz. fresh mushrooms, cleaned
1 15-oz. can cannellini beans
2 t. garlic powder
1 whole bay leaf
6-8 c. chicken stock
Salt and pepper
½ c. half and half
¼ c. chopped parsley

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Directions:

  • Roughly chop the onion, celery and carrots and add them to a food processor along with the garlic cloves. Pulse until the vegetables are finely minced and add them to the crock pot.
  • Rinse the wild rice blend under running water until the water runs clear, then let it drain for a few minutes. Add the wild rice to the crock pot.
  • Add 2/3 of the mushrooms to the food processor and pulse until they are finely chopped and add them to the crock pot. Slice the remaining mushrooms and add them to the crock pot.
  • Drain and rinse the cannellini beans. Add them to the food processor, adding water as needed, and puree until smooth. Add them to the crock pot along with the bay leaf, garlic powder, and 6 cups of the chicken stock. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and stir to combine all the ingredients.
  • Cook for 3-4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low. Check periodically for doneness as cooking time can vary by type of crock pot. It’s done cooking when the rice is tender but not mushy.
  • When the soup is done cooking, remove the bay leaf and discard. Add the half and half to a bowl and add a few spoonfuls of the hot soup and stir to temper. Add the tempered half and half to the crock pot and stir. Add additional chicken stock if the soup is too thick. Stir to combine everything.
  • Add the chopped parsley and season with additional salt and pepper if necessary. Enjoy!