21 Reviews

We lived in Minnesota 16 years ago and fell in love with this soup. We have it every year at Christmas. The only change I make to the soup is to omit the extra salt. The ham makes it salty enough for us.

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lwmahaney November 24, 2010

I am originally from Minnesota and nothing is better than this recipe! The only variation I do to this is use "Heavy whipping cream" instead of the half and half and double the sherry. I couldn't tell you how many people I have made this for and they all want the recipe! Enjoy it!!

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hvnonerth October 17, 2010

Great recipe. If you want this soup to taste more like the soup from Byerly's double the amount of sherry to 4 tablespoons. This is what helps give it that rich flavor (obviously along with the cream.

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jacoblylewalker June 07, 2009

The best I have ever tasted! TY dawn.

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Quail2 December 24, 2011

A repeating winner recipe in our house. I was thrilled to find this at food.com. as I don%u2019t have my Byerly cookbook here in AZ with me-just can%u2019t drag around all my cookbooks. Have made this exact recipe many times over the last 20 years. Made as posted except for the fresh parsley. And if you use Oven Wild Rice to prepare rice and then freeze in portion, this recipe is easy and fast. Thank you dawn for posting.

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WiGal November 25, 2011

I am from Minnesota, and LOVE this recipe! I've been making it for years. Thank you for posting it. I was just about to, now I don't need to! I don't vary the recipe at all, just double it because it gets eaten SO fast. It freezes well, although the texture is a little different when you thaw it. The flavor is still the same, though. We're having friends over tomorrow night for dinner, and this soup paired with some crust bread will be perfect! ENJOY!!

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Haversac October 22, 2009

I make this every year for Christmas. The soup is rich and creamy and my family can't get enough of it! I've never added the sherry and we don't miss it. Also, I usually just dice the carrots. Serve with breadsticks. This soup is addictive. Thanks for posting this recipe. It is the absolute best wild rice soup recipe out there.

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Northern Cook January 24, 2007

Best recipe for wild rice soup! I make this every year to go along with our Christmas Eve dinner. I also over the years have added 1 pound cooked bite sized chicken pieces and have even added sauteed sliced button mushrooms. All ways are just to die for! I love my Byerly's recipes!!

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livie August 14, 2011

I am home-grown Minnesotan and I just love Byerly's wild rice soup. I have been craving it and looking for recipes when I found this site. Woo Hoo !! :) I am so happy and I am making it today. Thank you ... thank you ... thank you. lol

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poppyseed1 May 09, 2011

This is a wonderful and satisfying soup, I have also chopped up pepperoni and used that instead of the ham - gave it a wee bit of spice. This is now one of our favorites - thank you !

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pheasant farmer December 28, 2008
Byerly's Wild Rice Soup