Jan's Comforting, YUMMY but Naughty Chicken Wild Rice Soup

"This soup is to die for! My friend Jan makes it for potlucks and I can never get enough. It is the best, yummiest, soup around. Good for those cold winter days and those times when you need comfort food. I don't even want to think about the calories...."
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Ready In:
2hrs 15mins
6 bowls




  • Cook rice according to directions and brown the ground beef.
  • Put all ingredients into crockpot.
  • cook on high for 2-3 hours.
  • Enjoy.

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  1. Jilly in Michigan
    Very good soup. I used chicken but I think ground beef would be just as good!
  2. Barefoot Crone
    Oh yeah! This was super yummy. I'm putting it into my regular fall/winter-time rotation. I made as directed. I used Uncle Ben's Original Wild Rice. I think it's closer to a chowder than soup, but could be thinned out if you wish...it doesn't need it. Seriously good soup! Try it. Update: It was even better the next day. What's with the title chicken and wild rice soup? Other than the broth, there's no chicken. :-)
  3. Brown Melly
    With a few changes: Chicken, milk, double the rice and omit the onions and carrot. I enjoy carrots and onion but feel the soup is better without.
  4. Jeff Breneman
    I made a double batch of this soup for a progressive dinner. I followed the recipe exactly... except that I doubled the amount of rice since I used a blend of wild and brown. I used 2% milk and it was still very creamy. I asked the people who came to help me come up with a rating and they gave it 10 stars until I told them 5 was as high as you could go. 4 people have already asked for the recipe and I directed them to this site.
  5. adena mangis
    This is a very good recipe! I use ground turkey and put the rice in uncooked with 1 cup of extra water. All of my family loves this recipe and I have two toddlers. Thanks for an easy family pleaser!


  1. ORTNmom
    Delicious! I made a few changes for convenience: I used 2 cups leftover chicken instead of ground beef, used 2 cups cream instead of half-and-half, and used a box of Uncle Ben's brown and wild rice (but didn't use the Uncle Ben's seasoning). Everything else stayed the same. It was amazing, thanks Jan!
  2. jrivera
    This was super delicious. I will make it again often. I did not make it in a crockpot though. I sauteed the onion and carrot in some olive oil and then added in the other ingredients. I also made it more naughty and used heavy cream instead of the milk so it was super creamy and yummy and I did not add the cheese because my son wouldnt eat it. Excellent!
  3. mumrenee
    Love this soup! But use cooked chicken instead of ground beef.
  4. Quiltingqueen
    I made this with a can of chicken instead of the hamburger. It was delicious, and that made it even faster to prepare! Loved it!
  5. shimmerysummersun
    I made this recipe for a luncheon for my godmother and it got rave reviews!!! They wanted the recipe and even went back for seconds. I did use cubed chicken instead of the ground beef and I added the optional onions and used skim milk in place of the half and half. I will definitely be making this for myself in the future. Thanks for posting!


I live in Omaha NE and am an audiologist at Boys Town National Research Hospital. I love to cook, as does my husband Michael. In the summer, we have a large garden and try to use alot of fresh fruits/veggies in our cooking. We have a 5 year old daughter, Kate and almost 2 year old son Sam and enjoy introducing them to new foods. One of their favorites is fresh pesto smeared on crackers!
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