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March 3, 2012

Seven soups every Saturday: wild rice soup recipes


Here in the northeast United States, wild rice doesn't grow wild. In fact, it doesn't grow at all. Like most everyone else in the world, we import our wild rice from its natural habitats in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Manitoba, Canada, where the rice grows in deep water and is harvested by boat. The nutty crunch of wild rice marries perfectly with sweet potatoes and pumpkin and cranberries, and with all varieties of mushrooms. Wild rice isn't a budget item; it costs three or four times the price of long-grain white rice. Fortunately, a little goes a long way in a pot of soup, so if you can, please splurge and buy a bag to keep in your pantry.

Seven wild rice soup recipes caught my eye this week:

Celery root, kale and wild rice soup, from Healthy Green Kitchen

Creamy wild rice soup with smoked turkey, from More Than Burnt Toast

Turkey and wild rice soup with cabbage, parsley, and sage, from Kalyn's Kitchen

Shrimp, spring vegetable and wild rice soup, from Wrightfood

Creamy wild rice and broccoli soup, from Poor Girl Eats Well

Chickpea and wild rice soup, from Kahakai Kitchen

Turkey, mushroom and wild rice soup, from Brown Eyed Baker

Find more delicious wild rice soup recipes on Food Blog Search. Come back every Saturday for seven soup recipes to enjoy any day of the week.

[Photo of creamy wild rice soup with smoked turkey by, and used with permission from, More Than Burnt Toast.]


Posted by: Kalyn | March 3, 2012 at 10:07 AM

I love wild rice! Sounds like a great collection of recipes.

Posted by: Lydia | March 3, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Kalyn, I need to use wild rice more often. I always seem to have a bag in the pantry, so I hope that by spotlighting these recipes, I will remind myself to add it to soups. In fact, one of the soups in my Soup Swap this year was a rich mushroom and wild rice soup with sherry. Can't wait to share that recipe here on the blog.

Posted by: Louise | March 3, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Your timing is uncanny! I've had the biggest urge to have wild rice this past week. I did use it in a pilaf but have really been craving a good soup with it and these look great.

Posted by: pam | March 3, 2012 at 08:43 PM

Isn't wild rice actually some sort of grassy type seed?

Posted by: Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) | March 3, 2012 at 08:54 PM

Louise, so glad to find some soup options for you!

Pam, yes, it is. Not really a "rice" at all.

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  • I'm Lydia Walshin, a longtime food writer who lives and cooks in a real log house. If I could, I'd eat Chinese noodles, grapes, ice cream and soup every day.
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