Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup

Hi friends! Big news!  Russell, of Chasing Delicious and The Boys’ Club, has just launched an online store called The Sweet Tooth Company and he graciously asked me to sell some of my photography on the site!  Come on over and check out all of the fantastic products, including posters, prints, and t-shirts (which will be up later this week)!  For our grand opening, we’re giving everyone a 10% DISCOUNT this week when you enter the code GRANDOPENING.  Additionally, I want to congratulate Amanda Thompson for being randomly picked as our winner for the Sprouted Kitchen cookbook giveaway!

It may be hard to believe that soup has magical powers, but it does.  A bowl of hearty, homemade soup can do wonders for the soul. I’ve always felt this way.  It started when I was a child.  In our house, Shabbat dinners consistently started with either matzo balls in chicken broth or mushrooms and barley in vegetable stock.  As the soup simmered throughout the day, every room filled with wonderful aromas.  It didn’t matter how cold it was outside or how gloomy the skies were, the smell alone lifted my spirits.

I made a version of that childhood favorite last week.  The recent arrival of fall hit me harder than I expected.  The moment I got a hint of that crisp air, I immediately longed for some comfort.  I missed my parents and my sister. My heart craved a hug.  I went back to our apartment and put up a pot of soup and I stood over it, stirring and tasting, until my soul was soothed and my stomach full.


Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup


2 tablespoons butter

1 large onion, thinly sliced

2 ribs celery with leaves, diced

1/4 cup parsley, chopped

1 carrot, thinly sliced

3 cloves garlic, chopped

1 pound fresh mushrooms, any kind, sliced

2 quarts vegetable broth

1 1/2 cups wild rice, cooked

salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


1. Melt butter in a large stock pot.  Saute the onion, celery, 2 tablespoons parsley, carrot, garlic and fresh mushrooms until soft, about 5 minutes .

2. Add vegetable stock to the pot.

3. Stir in the wild rice and season soup with salt and pepper.  Simmer for 10 minutes.

4. Add remaining parsley and adjust seasonings.




  • October 1, 2012 - 7:19 am

    Carolyn - Now that is a lovely looking soup. And so great that you are selling some of your work on Russell’s new site!ReplyCancel

  • October 1, 2012 - 7:50 am

    TidyMom - YAY!!!……off to go check out The Sweet Tooth Company!!

    you are so right, that soup is magical! Wish I had a big bowl of this right now.ReplyCancel

  • October 1, 2012 - 8:15 am

    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - What a beautiful soup! Love your photos :)ReplyCancel

  • October 1, 2012 - 8:19 am

    MikeVFMK - Love mushroom soup! And have held a long-term affection for wild rice so this is the perfect combination. Perfect for the season. Off to check out the store! Exciting.ReplyCancel

  • October 1, 2012 - 8:22 am

    Toni @ Boulder Locavore - Brian this really sound like one of those soul-warming soups that defines the cool weather months. Yum! Congrats on being included in the new store! Going to go look now!ReplyCancel

  • October 1, 2012 - 8:31 am

    Jeanette - There’s nothing like a bowl of hot soup – definitely food for the soul.ReplyCancel

  • October 1, 2012 - 8:41 am

    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies - I’m making a casserole with wild rice & mushrooms for dinner tonight. Such a good combination, one I always crave when the weather gets chilly. Love this soup!ReplyCancel

  • October 1, 2012 - 8:47 am

    DessertForTwo - Oh, one of my all time favorite soups! So gorgeous :)ReplyCancel

  • October 1, 2012 - 9:54 am

    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. - looks like pure comfort food to me!ReplyCancel

  • October 1, 2012 - 10:01 am

    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective - Soup is truly a magical thing! This looks completely lovely!ReplyCancel

  • October 1, 2012 - 10:08 am

    Stacey - I would actually love that for a late breakfast this morning…..yum!ReplyCancel

  • October 1, 2012 - 11:23 am

    Denise - I love homemade mushroom soup but have never put wild rice in it. Thought of it, but never have done it. Bookmarking this for when fall decides to arrive and stay. Last week was chilly and gloomy. This week is blistering so far.ReplyCancel

  • October 1, 2012 - 12:01 pm

    Margie Samuels - Nothing like a big pot of soup to send out love and hugs….even long distance. Congratulations on two beautiful blogs and I hope everyone goes to The Sweet Tooth site to see your amazing photography.ReplyCancel

  • October 1, 2012 - 12:52 pm

    Bev @ Bev Cooks - I kinda want to make out with that soup.ReplyCancel

  • October 1, 2012 - 2:26 pm

    Andrew Frishman - MMnnnn. . . I loves me some wold rice soup, especially then Brian hand-delivers it to my door.

    Hongos en paraîso.ReplyCancel

  • October 1, 2012 - 2:31 pm

    naomi - Wow-you guys are busy! Good for you, heading there after this.

    The soup looks amazing. I’m a huge fan of everything in it so one big warm bowl of it-Yes, please!ReplyCancel

  • October 1, 2012 - 2:48 pm

    Carol | a cup of mascarpone - This soup looks phenomenal! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • October 1, 2012 - 2:52 pm

    judy - I’m going to make that right away to serve in the sukkah!ReplyCancel

  • October 1, 2012 - 5:13 pm

    Ashley - Soup is sort of magical. We’ve just hit some crisp weather here too and as soon as I felt it soup was on the stove. It is so simple and satisfying. Love the look and sound of your soup. A hug in a bowl.ReplyCancel

  • October 1, 2012 - 7:34 pm

    Russell van Kraayenburg - Mmm. This soup looks fantastic! And I love the ladle in the pot shot. Lovely.ReplyCancel

  • October 1, 2012 - 8:42 pm

    Lora @cakeduchess - Such pretty shots of a delicious soup. Perfect for cooler days. So sweet to read that you miss your parents and sister and find comfort in making a soup-comfort food for the soul:)ReplyCancel

  • October 2, 2012 - 9:04 am

    Mushrooms Canada - All I want in Autumn is that perfect bowl of soup! I think I’ve found my new seasonal favourite…such a delicious combination of ingredients. Thanks for sharing!!


  • October 2, 2012 - 2:12 pm

    Kathy - Panini Happy - So happy for you guys and your new store – congrats! This looks and sounds like such a wonderful autumn soup. :-)ReplyCancel

  • October 2, 2012 - 2:13 pm

    sippitysup - I’ll go check it out, though I already know your photography is great. GREGReplyCancel

  • October 2, 2012 - 2:28 pm

    Jamie - Mmmm it not only looks so delicious but it looks so warming. The weather has just turned to gorgeous autumn and I am craving a bowl of your wonderful soup! The thought of the wild rice in it is marvelous, earthy and good.ReplyCancel

  • October 2, 2012 - 9:42 pm

    Sasha - Good Lord. This is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • October 2, 2012 - 9:50 pm

    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction - I am not a big fan of rice, but this soup is calling my name. It looks so warm and inviting. I need to put it on the menu for this weekend when it’s supposed to be chilly and rainy. Thanks for the recipe and inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • October 2, 2012 - 10:11 pm

    Monet - Hi sweet friend. This looks delicious. We just had a beef stew for dinner (which wasn’t nearly as healthy or social-conscious or delicious as your soup). So that means I’m going to have to make this as soon as possible. Much love!ReplyCancel

  • October 3, 2012 - 12:44 am

    Kiran @ - Deliciousness! This soup reminds me of the chicken and wild rice soup that is served at Panera Bread!!ReplyCancel

  • October 3, 2012 - 9:26 am

    Mike - This is exactly my kind of recipe for fall: warm, comforting and delicious. Can’t wait to get my hands on some tasting mushrooms to make it in my kitchen!ReplyCancel

  • October 3, 2012 - 2:00 pm

    sweetsugarbelle - I love that this is buttery, but not creamy. I like filling, but not always heavy, if that makes sense. This is PERFECT!ReplyCancel

  • October 3, 2012 - 3:13 pm

    Vijitha - That’s one hearty soup. Love the addition of wild rice. Makes it so healthy and low glycemic :-)ReplyCancel

  • October 3, 2012 - 3:37 pm

    Tina @ MorePleaseRecipes - Congrats on your collaboration with Chasing Delicious! I love that blog and your photographs are so great. Will have to hold off on the soup for now; it’s the beginning of October in LA and still in the upper 80s. So hot!ReplyCancel

  • October 4, 2012 - 7:56 am

    Joanne - I definitely feel similarly about soup. I feel a little bit anxious if I go through a fall week without it! These looks so hearty and comforting.ReplyCancel

  • October 4, 2012 - 4:46 pm

    Jacqui - Yes, yes! That’s exactly how I feel about soup this time of year. I’ve made several batches in the last couple weeks. I love how hearty and Fall-like this soup looks too!ReplyCancel

  • October 5, 2012 - 5:07 pm

    Lisa | With Style and Grace - I’m fighting a nasty cold right now and would love a bowl of this soup!!ReplyCancel

  • October 13, 2012 - 11:08 am

    Weekly Top 10s | 80twenty - […] It’s soup season. Bring it. […]ReplyCancel

  • October 14, 2012 - 10:39 am

    Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence - Mmm our weather is finally starting to cool down here in San Diego. This is sounding really delicious right now :)ReplyCancel

  • October 14, 2012 - 11:37 am

    Barbara | Creative Culinary - I’m on a soup kick lately and cream of mushroom soup was on the agenda…think I need to try this instead…looks, yes, yummy!ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2012 - 12:03 am

    Chocolate Cranberry Galette - A Thought For Food - […]  What I’m seeing now is that apparently I’ve been really into comfort food lately. Soup, potato gratin, a pot pie… and now this galette. Maybe I just need a hug.  Or a cup of tea. […]ReplyCancel

  • January 1, 2013 - 11:15 pm

    Tara B. - HOLY SMACK!! This stuff is delicious. I just made it for a hearty New Year’s Day dinner. After a night of drinking and debauchery this is exactly what the doctor ordered. My girlfriend is just humming MmMmmMmmmm in between bites. Thanks for sharing and happy 2013!ReplyCancel

  • January 17, 2013 - 6:41 pm

    Toni Franklin - Wild mushrooms – delicious!ReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2013 - 1:20 pm

    Natalie @ The Devil Wears Parsley - MMmm that looks sooo delicious! I just made some wild rice, and have some mushrooms and leeks that I’ve been dying to use. Looks like I’ve found just the recipe for them!!ReplyCancel

  • April 17, 2013 - 4:29 pm

    Carole - Love your blog, lots of great recipies and ideas, love the pics too. Gonna try the soup with morrels. The season is almost here and need a new recipe to use up the last of the dried ones in my cupboard. Thanks so much for sharing with me.ReplyCancel

  • December 23, 2013 - 9:07 pm

    K - Thanks for a delicious and simple recipe! I made this for my boyfriend the other day and it was fantastic.ReplyCancel

  • March 4, 2014 - 6:00 pm

    Catherine Hagen - Great looking recipe- I will try it this weekend! My family has been in the wild rice growing business more than 40 years. My mom has prize winning recipes (will share if you want). Wild rice is good in anything! Have you tried quick cooking wild rice- like instant….awesome, throw some in soup, pancakes, hamburgers, salads, even deserts. Most nutritious of all. (though it isn’t a rice)ReplyCancel

  • January 19, 2015 - 10:04 pm

    Ted J Sloan Sr - YummmmReplyCancel

    • July 29, 2015 - 10:59 am

      Sharon Huffman - hi dad!!! This sounds good!!!ReplyCancel

  • January 20, 2015 - 1:09 pm

    Shala Hanson - This soup is so wonderful. My 2 and 7 year old both love it tooReplyCancel

  • January 17, 2013 - 7:43 pm

    Donna Patsy Smith - Yummy Sis!ReplyCancel

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