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Cream of Mushroom Wild Rice Soup

Easy and delicious cream of mushroom wild rice soup! This recipe only takes 30 minutes to cook and is a great way to use leftover rice.

two bowls of cream of mushroom wild rice soup

I am undoubtedly a soup person. One of the first things I do at a restaurant is ask for the soup of the day. I’m even a soup person in the summer and I’m not talking gazpacho.

Give me a bowl of hot, creamy potato or tomato soup any day, any temperature and I’m gonna be 10 times happier than I was when I walked in the door.

It may be spring and it may be warmer, but its rainy slash snowy and we are in a soup mood here at Casa de Honey y Birch.

bowl of mushroom wild rice soup

Cream of Mushroom Wild Rice Soup

This recipe is easy, as many of my recipes are. I don’t want you getting so frustrated that you’re in a bad mood – ya know what I mean?

Anyway, I used every-day-nothing-crazy white mushrooms. You can usually find them sliced already at the store or you can cut them up yourself – give yourself a little more time if you need to do some slicing.  

Also, we used cooked wild rice. If you want to substitute other rice, go crazy.

Saute your veggies in a little butter, then add your liquids and seasoning. This soup is simple, but delicious. Just the way I like my soups, and life.

Looking for more soup recipes? Check out these fall soup recipes!

What kind of mushrooms should I use?

There are a lot of options when it comes to edible mushrooms. My photos use common mushrooms. Some items for substitutes:

  • Portobello Mushrooms. 
  • Oyster Mushrooms
  • Shiitake Mushrooms
  • Porcini Mushrooms
photo of cream of mushroom wild rice soup

What kind of rice should I use?

I like using wild rice for this soup – it adds a lot of texture. You can also use white or brown rice. I recommend undercooking the rice just slightly because you will be cooking it more when it gets added to the soup pot.

You can also use leftover rice. Make sure to add cooked leftover rice in the last 5 minutes of cooking so that it doesn’t get soggy.

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Cream of Mushroom Wild Rice Soup - easy and delicious!

Cream of Mushroom Wild Rice Soup

Yield: 6 servings
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Easy and delicious cream of mushroom wild rice soup! This recipe only takes 30 minutes to cook and is a great way to use leftover rice.


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • ½ cup diced white onions
  • 16 ounces white mushrooms, sliced narrow
  • 4 cups vegetable broth or stock
  • 1 ½ cups cooked wild rice
  • ½ tablespoon dried savory
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a medium pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the celery, carrots and onions and saute for 2-3 minutes. Then add the mushrooms, stirring well. When the onions are translucent, add the vegetable broth and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the wild rice and savory. Simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in the heavy cream and bring the temperature back up to serving temperature. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 286Total Fat: 10.9gSaturated Fat: 6.2gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 564mgCarbohydrates: 37.1gFiber: 4.3gSugar: 4.3gProtein: 12.3g

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Sarah Lithgow

Monday 8th of October 2018

How many people would you say this serves? Looking to have it at my book club, but wondering how much to double/triple, etc. Thanks!


Tuesday 9th of October 2018

Hi Sarah - I would say this makes 6-8 bowls. Serving it with crusty bread would make it go even further! There's nothing like dipping bread into creamy soup.

Sarah @ 2paws Designs

Thursday 18th of February 2016

Looks delicious! Can't wait to give your recipe a try. I added it to my roundup for this week's Dream Create Inspire. Thanks for linking up with us!

Nettie Moore

Tuesday 31st of March 2015

Congratulations! Your Delicious Soup is featured at our Simple Supper Tuesday Linky Party! Pinned on our Board! Nettie

Jenny B

Thursday 2nd of April 2015

Thanks Nettie!

Joy @ Joy Love Food

Saturday 28th of March 2015

I love soup too, this sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend? I hope you will join us again this Monday!


Thursday 26th of March 2015

This is such a great recipe for those cool Spring days that we're still having up north! :)

Thanks for joining the Link Up this week and don't forget to enter the $5 Starbucks Giftcard Giveaway! :)

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