Total Time
Prep 35 mins
Cook 20 mins

A variation of the soup on almost every menu in Minnesota. Easy to make. Works really well out of the freezer.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan.
  2. Saute onion until tender.
  3. Blend in flour.
  4. Gradually stir in broth.
  5. Cook, stirring constantly until mix boils.
  6. Allow to boil 1 minute.
  7. Stir in cooked wild rice, salt, ham, carrot and almonds.
  8. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  9. Blend in half& half (milk can work too) and sherry (optional).
  10. Heat to serving temperature.
  11. Sprinkle parsley on top and serve.
Most Helpful

Great tasting soup. Hubby didn't care for the almonds (he just doesn't like too much crunch in his meals - something to do with no teeth!) Froze well

karen in tbay April 02, 2003

Yum! Rich, smooth and delicious. Even my picky eater enjoyed this one. I enjoyed having it come together so quickly as well. I used frozen chopped onion, but next time I'd mince up some fresh onion, as the onions in mine were too big. I used vegetable broth and left out the ham in the vegetarian servings, but added it at the end to the others.

Julie F January 13, 2010

Oh my. I made this for our very cold and snowy Christmas Eve in Wisconsin. Served along side ham & swiss and mushroom and swiss sandwiches. It was sooo easy and sooo delicious. I couldn't believe that such simple ingredients came together to make an absolutely delicious soup. I did not serve with the slivered almonds but with chives at the table. It was a wonderul, warm and a perfect "star meal" for our Christmas Eve Dinner. Thank you for making my Christmas Eve so memorable. We can't wait to eat the left overs because I decided not to pack this soup with the usual leftover bags for my guests. Ho-Ho

Chef Cameo December 27, 2008