Chicken Wild Rice Soup from the Pastor's Wife

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

My old pastor's wife used to make this. She was an incredible cook! I will use any recipe of hers--no questions asked! If I don't have dry sherry, I will use orange juice. Sometimes I will add more wild rice and just throw in a little more water as the rice cooks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine broth and water. Add wild rice and onion. Simmer, covered, 35-40 minutes until rice is tender.
  2. In a separate saucepan, melt butter on low heat and stir in flour, salt, chicken seasoning and pepper.
  3. Stir constantly, to prevent burning, until smooth and bubbly.
  4. Add half anf half and cook until thickens-about 2 minutes.
  5. Slowly add half and half mixture to the rice, stirring constantly.
  6. Add remaining ingredients, stirring until thoroughly heated.
  7. Add water at the end if you find this to be too thick.


Most Helpful

This is an excellent soup! It isn't overly salty like I thought it would be with the bacon and seasoning. I didn't use the sherry, but orange juice instead. I also used a chicken stock instead of the broth, so that may have helped cut the salt too. 3 out of 4 kids agreed that it was good. The 4th said it had brown things in it. ;) I would definitely make this again the next time I am craving wild rice soup. Made and reviewed for PAC Fall 2008.

LilPinkieJ September 25, 2008

EXCELLENT Soup! Each bite is so flavorful...YUM! This would be great to serve guests. Thanks for the recipe!

Mrs. M February 25, 2008

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