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Delicious wild rice recipes

Wild rice can be eaten as is, or can be transformed into delicious soup and side dishes. Here are two recipes that are sure to delight.

This wild rice soup is delicious and easy to make.
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Creamy wild rice soup

2 cups cooked wild rice

3 T. butter

1 T. minced onion

¼ cup chopped celery

¼ cup flour

4 cups chicken broth

1/2 pound button mushrooms

1 cup cream

parsley or chives

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in pan and saute onion and celery.
  • Blend in flour gradually.
  • Add broth, stirring constantly until thick.
  • Stir in rice and salt and simmer 5 minutes.
  • Saute mushrooms 1 tablespoon, blend in cream.
  • Heat to serving temperature carefully so it does not curdle.
  • Garnish with parsley or chives.

Cranberry wild rice

8 oz mushrooms, sliced

15 oz can low sodium chicken broth

½ cup slivered almonds

8 oz wild rice, rinsed

2 cups dried cranberries

Toast the almonds.

  • Add the toasted almonds to the chicken broth in a covered dish.

  • Add a large pat of butter to the skillet and sauté sliced mushrooms.

  • While mushrooms are sautéing, rinse the wild rice
  • Remove mushrooms to broth w/slotted spoon.

  • With remaining juices in skillet, add the wild rice and stir till juices absorbed.

  • Add mushrooms and almonds to broth.

  • Cover and bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees. 

  • After it has baked, add dried cranberries and gently mix.

  • Put the lid back on and rest till almost cool to rehydrate the dried cranberries.
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