Creamy Wild Rice-and-Mushroom Soup

creamy wild rice and mushroom soup
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  • 6Servings


  • 1 ounce dried mushrooms, any variety
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 carrots, coarsely chopped
  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 6 ounce box long-grain and wild rice mix
  • 3/4 pound white mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 skinless, boneless chicken breast (about 4 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


Using a food processor, soak the dried mushrooms in 1 cup chicken broth for 10 minutes. Process until coarsely chopped, about 20 seconds.

In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the carrots, onion and sage and cook, stirring, until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Add the rehydrated mushroom mixture and cook, stirring, for 1 minute; season with salt and pepper.

Stir in the remaining 5 cups broth, the rice mix and the sliced mushrooms and bring to a boil. Add the chicken breast, lower the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the rice is tender and the chicken breast is cooked through, about 25 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate and shred; return to the pot. Stir in the heavy cream; season with salt and pepper and simmer for about 5 minutes.