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Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup

January 17, 2020

A healthy vegetarian soup recipe, this mushroom and wild rice soup is the perfect dish to keep on hand for cold winter nights! It’s hearty, filling and packed-full of flavor. Plus it requires just 7 ingredients!

Does anyone else find themselves confusing “eat your vegetables” with “eat your greens”? Sometimes I’ll look down at my plate and feel badly that there isn’t a green vegetable on there. Suddenly, I think I’ve cheated myself in my daily quote of vegetables.

I have a feeling I’m not alone in this way of thinking… there is absolutely no doubt that green vegetables are amazing for you but why do we so quickly forget that there are so many other incredibly nutritious veggies that aren’t super vibrant in color?! Case in point: mushrooms.

Mushroom Nutrition

Mushrooms are one of the rare vegetable sources of vitamin D and can actually be a substantial source of iron. They also contain selenium, an essential trace mineral important for cognitive function and various immune-boosting antioxidants. Basically, brown is the new green. So next time you feel like you’re lacking a little green, remember to eat the rest of the rainbow. It certainly can’t hurt!

A healthy vegetarian soup recipe, this mushroom and wild rice soup is the perfect dish to keep on hand for cold winter nights! It's hearty, filling and packed-full of flavor. Plus it requires just 7 ingredients!

Mushroom Wild Rice Soup Ingredients

  • Vegetables – yellow onion, celery stalks, mixed mushrooms
  • Wild rice – I used Lundberg’s Wild Blend.
  • Vegetable broth or stock – I like making my own!
  • Olive oil
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Seasonings and spices – dried thyme, sea salt and pepper. 

A healthy vegetarian soup recipe, this mushroom and wild rice soup is the perfect dish to keep on hand for cold winter nights! It's hearty, filling and packed-full of flavor. Plus it requires just 7 ingredients!

How to Make Wild Rice Soup

STEP 1: Sauté onions in a large pot with olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook until fragrant and translucent.

STEP 2: Add the celery and cook for an additional minute before adding the mixture mix. Add the mushrooms and cook for about 10 minutes or until they have reduced in size and appear to be “sweating”.

STEP 3: Add the vegetable broth, wild rice, thyme, sea salt and pepper and bring the mixture to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 30 minutes or until the rice is fully cooked.

STEP 4: Remove top, add the vinegar and simmer for another 10 minutes before serving warm.

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Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup

A healthy vegetarian soup recipe, this mushroom and wild rice soup is the perfect dish to keep on hand for cold winter nights! It’s hearty, filling and packed-full of flavor. Plus it requires just 7 ingredients!

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 cups 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Add olive oil to a large pot on medium-high heat.
  2. Add onions and sauté until translucent (about 5 mins).
  3. Add celery and cook for another minute before adding mushrooms.
  4. Let mushrooms cook for about 10 mins or until they’ve reduced in size. They will appear as if they are “sweating”.
  5. Add vegetable broth, wild rice, thyme, sea salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
  6. Lower heat to a simmer and cover. Let simmer for 30 minutes or until rice is fully cooked (time will depend on the type of wild rice you use so you may need a bit longer than this.
  7. Remove top, add vinegar and simmer for another 10 minutes
  8. Serve warm.

Keywords: Mushroom wild rice soup, mushroom soup, wild rice soup

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  • Reply
    SHARIN lynn BERGER
    April 29, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    I love this soup! I doubled it but wished I didn’t double the rice, its pretty thick. Either way soup or stew is fantastic. I made a quick stock out of the mushroom stems and scraps as I was cutting everything up. I used 2 carrots too, the flavor was amazing. I just love mushroom soup.

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    Christianna Ripley
    November 5, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Really enjoyed this recipe! I skipped the celery because I didn’t have any on hand, and added juice from 1 lemon and an extra teaspoon of salt to account for low sodium broth. Turned out great!

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    Shamim
    September 4, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    I haven’t made this soup in awhile, but was at Whole Foods where they have a variety of mushrooms so I had to apply my google skills to find the recipe again. I kept skipping over it for some reason. So glad and I found it because it is soooooo goood!

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    Davida @ The Healthy Maven
    October 1, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    Of course, Ashley! Thanks for the support!

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    Nicole
    January 24, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    I just made this tonight, and OH MY GOSH it was fantastic!!! I definitely love mushrooms more than the average person, but my husband and 2 year old really liked it, too! The flavor was awesome, and I already can’t wait to make it again! I tried to give it 5 stars, but it wouldn’t let me do anything past 3, and the soup definitely deserves all 5 so I just left it blank! Thank you so much for such a wonderful recipe, I can’t wait to try some of your others!

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      Davida Kugelmass
      January 24, 2016 at 10:05 pm

      Aw so happy to hear it! I’m a huge mushroom fan too so this one definitely tops my list of favorite soups! No worries about the stars. There seems to be an issue with my rating system. I’m looking into it. Thanks so much for stopping by and for leaving a note. I always love hearing from you guys!

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    The Healthy Maven
    January 19, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    it is indeed!

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    Marnie
    January 19, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    This was amazing! Made it last night. Thank you for the great recipe!

    • Reply
      The Healthy Maven
      January 19, 2016 at 8:36 pm

      So happy you enjoyed! Super easy too 🙂 A soup staple in our house!

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    The Healthy Maven
    January 18, 2016 at 8:56 am

    Ah no it’s not you! Apparently my recipe plugin is having some issues on mobile. Hang in there. It should be fixed soon. Thanks so much for your understanding!

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    Bharat Sharma
    January 18, 2016 at 6:14 am

    I have never tried mushroom or anything made out of mushroom. This looks good and delicious too but then again I doubt how mushroom will taste when you eat them first time. Pictures are mesmiring and asking me to give it a try.

    Off topic- Do you have advertisements on images of your blog ? or it is something my browser ( a bad extension) is causing ?

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      The Healthy Maven
      January 19, 2016 at 8:48 pm

      They sometimes appear on images ; ( I hope they aren’t bothering you!

      Also you NEED to try mushrooms! They’re so so delicious!

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        Bharat Sharma
        January 19, 2016 at 10:35 pm

        I will definitely give mushrooms as try and as far as advertisements are conerned. They are not intrusive or bothering. I was just curious to know if these are something that the website owner ( you) have added or work of some malicious scripts. Dealing with dirty stuff ( malware, bad advertisements, adware etc. ) can be very difficult.

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          The Healthy Maven
          January 20, 2016 at 2:41 pm

          It’s part of my ad network technology, so they manage it. Not malware, but certainly something to look out for. Thanks for the tip Bharat!

          • Bharat Sharma
            January 20, 2016 at 7:13 pm

            I found them good and interesting. I have seen such photo advertisements after a long long time and that’s why I got curious and asked you about it. They are not covering the whole picture and appear only at the bottom of images as a small rectangular banner which is great. I’ll suggest to continue using them for additiional revenue ( not at all bad) and if you are still unsure whether to continue with it or not then you can always ask your reades via a short poll and let them decide.

            Just my thought.

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    amanda
    January 18, 2016 at 12:43 am

    Thank you! I love mushrooms. Just wondering when you add the red wine vinegar?

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      The Healthy Maven
      January 18, 2016 at 8:56 am

      Sorry about that! At the very end. Should be fixed in the instructions 🙂

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