Famous Dave's Wild Rice Soup

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

I got this recipe from my cousin who made it for our Christmas party this year. I don't usually like soups with rice in them but I could not believe how good this was! Don't forget the almonds, it's not the same without em! Note: The wild rice takes about 45 minutes to cook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 2 tbsp chicken fat or butter in a large sauté pan set over medium heat until hot.
  2. Increase heat to medium-high and add celery, carrot, onion, green pepper and red pepper.
  3. Cook until onion is tender.
  4. Stir in corn, mushrooms and jalapeno.
  5. Cook until mushrooms begin to turn golden brown and shiny wet, stirring frequently.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Bring broth to boil in an 8-quart stock pot.
  8. While broth is heating up, heat 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp butter in a skillet set over medium heat until hot; stir in flour.
  9. Cook over low heat 2 minutes stirring constantly — do not brown.
  10. Stir butter and flour mixture into broth. Simmer until slightly thickened, whisking to prevent lumps.
  11. Stir in cooked vegetables, parsley, salt, black pepper, white pepper, nutmeg and cayenne.
  12. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
  13. Add chicken, rice and whipping cream.
  14. Cook just until heated through.
  15. Serve topped with toasted almonds.
Most Helpful

5 5

My husband and I really like this soup. Great flavor with just the right amount of kick. I didn't have any almonds, but next time I will definately add some.

5 5

I halved the recipe with great success. Actually, I didn't halve the veggies. I didn't use mushrooms because I don't like them. So I tossed in a few chopped scallions. This is a delicious MEAL. I weighed & measure the wild rice just out of curiosity: 1/2c = 3oz = 2c cooked. I will be making this recipe again!! Thanks, Pismo!