I have several wild rice soup recipes. However, they all include chicken or turkey. Today’s recipe is different. It’s a wild rice ham soup!
One thing I love about this soup is it is all made in one pot. It also uses simple ingredients. Nothing to crazy included with the ingredients. The shredded carrots is what gave this soup it’s cheesy looking color but no cheese is involved.
No all ham is created equal. There are so many different kinds available. You want a good quality ham to use in this soup. This means a better tasting ham resulting in a better tasting soup.
The rice used in this soup just comes from a package of Rice-A-Roni. This included the seasoning packet which makes it so you don’t need any spices other than salt and pepper to make this.
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 1/4 cup flour
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 1 (4 oz) box of wild rice (I used Rice-a-Roni long grain & wild rice)
- 3/4 cup shredded carrots
- 1 1/2 cups diced ham
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup cream
- Salt and pepper to taste
- optional garnish – sliced almonds
- In a large pot, melt butter. Add in butter and saute until tender. Whisk in flour and cook for 1 minute.
- Add in the chicken broth and rice mix, including seasoning packet. Bring to a boil and then reduce to simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until rice is tender.
- Add in the carrots, ham, milk, and cream. Cook until heated through. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Garnish with sliced almonds if desired. Serves 6.
Recipe adapted from Creations by Kara.