Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup with Chicken

  • bellymama Posted: 10/16/10
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    Not bad, but kind of bland. My 4 year old loved it (which attests to its blandness!) -- called it "the most delicious soup ever." I used left-over rotisserie chicken and pre-cooked packaged wild rice (Fall River brand), so it came together very quickly.

  • daneanp Posted: 12/21/08
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    I could only find dried wild mushrooms at the store so I used sliced white mushrooms and reconstituted dried wild mushrooms and it turned out very good. I didn't have the quick-cooking wild rice so it took a bit longer to make but it was worth it. I seasoned the chicken breast before cooking with garlic salt, pepper and thyme vs. adding it to the soup later. The flavors were even better the next day for lunch. I served it with a tossed green salad and dinner rolls. I would definitely make this again. Very nice on a cold winter's night.

  • labraDOR Posted: 02/10/11
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    Absolutely deliciuos.Great comfort food for winter months.Very easy to make .Gave recipe to Co-worker and loved it. Pass it On.

  • MomBon58 Posted: 01/06/09
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    Good!

  • oldruth Posted: 02/02/11
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    I made this with a mixture of wild and brown rice, cooked separately and added at the end. I think the flavor of the soup depends greatly on the flavor or your broth. With canned stock, I think it would be blah. Mine needed more stock than was called for and definitely more thyme. I also upped the black pepper. Served with homemade wheat bread. I would make it again, but spicier.

  • jaybombs Posted: 02/21/10
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    this is a wonderful soup. was it just me, or did it seem like it needed more broth than what it calls for?

  • SoniainTexas Posted: 05/09/10
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    You will love this soup.......however you need to add a bit more broth and go way heavy on the thyme, if not it will be too bland. Lovely soup!

  • gomerk Posted: 02/28/11
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    I just ran across this in the magazine adn I had all the ingredients to make it. Since my boyfriend was coming down with a cold I figured I'd make it and see how it is. We both like it, it's not the best chicken soup we've ever had but is comforting and healthy and we'll definitely make it again!

  • MadamMaddyKJ26 Posted: 05/07/11
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    The way the recipe is written it is very bland. I had to make major adjustments. I agree with pervios reviwers on the chicken broth and thyme, but i also added more garlic. (caus thats how I roll) Overall the. household liked it, but i thought it was just okay. However, after adjustments it goes great with toasted garlic pitas and rasin side salad!

  • mariannehoef Posted: 11/27/11
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    This came out excellent and I will make this again. I gave this reciepe to my neighbor who loves to make soups and this is a winner!

  • Fcrawford2 Posted: 12/11/11
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    Very, very good. We really loved this soup. It was very filling. I had a chicken carcus that I boiled and deboned and then added a can of chicken to extend the meat. Wow! Delicious!!

  • Haarrdvark Posted: 12/02/11
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    This was a great recipe. I cooked up quick and the whole family loved it. My 13 month old son loved it. Since he is allergic to dairy I omitted the butter.

  • ajoaquin Posted: 11/15/12
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    Too bland for my taste. I added celery instead of red bell pepper, which didn't really work out either. Also, I had to cook the rice and chicken beforehand, which was time consuming.

  • hziemer Posted: 03/10/14
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    I really enjoyed the soup. Definitely will add more broth. Used rotisserie chicken from Costco. My 11-year-old son liked it, so that meant that my 7-year-old daughter didn't. The recipe leaves room for some experimentation for herbs & spices.

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