Northwoods Wild Rice Soup

Northwoods Wild Rice Soup
7 Reviews
A hearty wild rice soup made with chicken and ham.
20 min
Prep Time
45 min
Total Time
8 servings


3 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
2 medium
carrots, shredded
2 ribs (1 cup)
celery, sliced 1/2-inch
1 small (1/2 cup)
onion, chopped
1/4 cup
all-purpose flour
4 cups (1 quart)
Land O Lakes® Half & Half
1 cup
chicken broth
1/4 cup
sherry or chicken broth
3 cups
cooked wild rice
2 cups
cooked chicken or turkey, cubed 1-inch
8 ounces (1 cup)
cooked ham, cubed 1/2-inch
1/2 teaspoon
1/4 teaspoon


  1. Melt butter in 6-quart saucepan until sizzling; add carrots, celery, and onion. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until onion and celery is softened. Stir in flour; cook 1 minute or until bubbly. Add broth, sherry, and half & half. Stir until smooth. Add all remaining ingredients. Cook, stirring occasionally, 15-20 minutes or until heated through.

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Recipe Comments and Reviews


This is such a delicious soup, my husband absolutely loves it! It is hearty enough to be a meal on its own. Sometimes I use whole milk instead of half and half to lighten it up, but it is not the same.


This recipe is very good! I often make a double batch of wild rice and then freeze the other half to make another batch of soup at another date. It is very delicious and a hearty soup for winter.


This soup is loved by all of us!! (and friends when we have served it to them). I don't change anything in the recipe. I have made it with both ways - with the sherry or chicken broth if I didn't have the sherry.


This is a very good soup. Better the next day, of course! I used fat free half and half, even though I don't know how that's even possible, and chicken sausage that I browned first. Also used a ham steak that I cubed. Since I couldn't find plain wild rice, I used the Vigo pkg that contains spices mixed in. Another LOL keeper!


My family loves this soup. For the wild rice, I substitute a box of Uncle Ben's Wild rice. Other than that, I kept the recipe the same. It is very good and satisfying.


My sister made this while I was visiting her in MN and it was delicious. She left out the ham and it was still really good. I am making it tonight for my family.


I love this recipe, it is delicous! I serve this at my open house on Christmas Eve. Everyone looks forward to enoying a warm bowl of soup with all the other goodies.

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