Creamy Wild Rice Soup: Instant Pot or Slow Cooker

Updated: Jan 11, 2019

Minnesota is known for wild rice. It's a midwest comfort food that I just can't get enough of in the winter.


Or maybe I just can't get enough of this soup.


Either way, this one is a keeper! Try it out and let me know how you love it!


For the chicken, you can cook some up in your Instant Pot, a slow cooker or in your oven during your food prep day to make this a lot faster.

I also love to use these rice packets to make this soup even faster! If you do use the rice packet, all you'd have to do is follow



Ingredients

2 Tbsp butter

1 onion, chopped

3-4 ribs celery, diced

3 large carrots, diced

3 cloves minced garlic

2 quarts (8 cups) chicken broth

1 cup uncooked wild rice

2 cups cooked, shredded chicken

4 Tbsp butter

1/4 cup gluten-free flour

1 cup whole milk

1 cup heavy cream

Salt & pepper to taste


Instant Pot Directions

1) Turn your Instant Pot to the 'Sauté' function, melt in butter.

2) Add onion, celery, carrots and garlic and cook until onions are translucent.

3) Add broth, wild rice, and chicken to the pot. Cover and lock the lid.

4) Set Instant Pot to high pressure on the 'Manual' setting for 5 minutes.

5) While the soup cooks in the pressure cooker, melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. When butter starts to bubble, stir in the flour. Reduce heat to medium-low. Then add the milk and cream. Stir until thickened.

6) When timer of your Instant Pot beeps, turn it off and wait 5 minutes. After 5 minutes quick release the rest of the pressure.

7) Add in the thickened milk mixture to the soup in the pot. Stir to combine.

8) Enjoy with some crusty bread smothered in butter.


Slow Cooker Directions

1) Add the butter, onions, celery, carrots, garlic, broth, and wild rice to the pot of a slow cooker.

2) Cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.

3) While the soup cooks in the pressure cooker, melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. When butter starts to bubble, stir in the flour. Reduce heat to medium-low. Then add the milk and cream. Stir until thickened.

4) Add in the thickened milk mixture to the soup in the pot. Stir to combine.

5) Enjoy with some crusty bread smothered in butter.