Mom’s Wild Rice and Broccoli Soup

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If you need an easy dinner option, give Mom’s Wild Rice and Broccoli Soup a try. It is full of flavor and quick to put together for a family-pleasing meal. Want to make it a bit heartier? Add some cooked chicken or turkey to the soup and a loaf of crusty French bread on the side, and you have yourself a complete meal.

If you need an easy dinner option, give Mom's Wild Rice and Broccoli Soup a try. It is full of flavor and quick to put together for a family-pleasing meal.

Mom’s Wild Rice and Broccoli Soup

Our mom shared this recipe with us (aren’t Mom’s recipes the best), and we immediately loved it. We get our love of soups from our mom. Growing up chili and beef vegetable soup were regular meals on our table. Her beef stew is one of our favorites and Barbara adapted it for the slow cooker in this crock pot beef stew with potatoes and carrots version.

The creamy broccoli wild rice soup is a great way to use leftover turkey and chicken, especially leftover rotisserie chicken! Don’t have any chicken or turkey? No problem, this soup is delicious with or without the added chicken or turkey, or even with canned chicken. You get the drift…it’s delicious whichever direction you go.

Mom is a short-cut queen. I’d like to think I inherited this trait too!  She uses an Uncle Ben’s Rice mix (including the seasoning packet) to make this a quick and easy wild rice soup.  The recipe calls for chicken-flavored wild rice, but we’ve used the other flavors available too, and they all work.

If you need an easy dinner option, give Mom's Wild Rice and Broccoli Soup a try. It is full of flavor and quick to put together for a family-pleasing meal.

Our Favorite Recipes from Mom

Our mom is a great cook and baker. While she worked full-time as a high school English and Latin teacher, we almost always had a home-cooked meal for supper (our evening meal) and on Saturday for lunch. In the summer, she always cooked a large lunch for us, our dad and our uncle – both farmers – who came home to eat each day. We’ve shared many of her recipes on the blog. Here are some of our all-time favorite recipes from Mom:

Perfect Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Mom’s Poppy Seed Bread

Mom’s Tuna Casserole

Cheesy Ham and Potatoes Casserole

Mom’s Oven Baked Pork Spare Ribs

If you need an easy dinner option, give Mom's Wild Rice and Broccoli Soup a try. It is full of flavor and quick to put together for a family-pleasing meal.

How to make broccoli and wild rice soup from scratch

  1. Bring the rice mix with the seasoning packet, broth and water to a boil. Let is simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Add carrots, onions and broccoli and let cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in cream soup and cream cheese. Whisk until cream cheese melts and is incorporated.
  4. Add chicken or turkey if you want it in the soup and cook until meat is heated through.

Scroll down for full recipe and ingredients list for Uncle Ben’s Broccoli Rice Soup.

If you need an easy dinner option, give Mom's Wild Rice and Broccoli Soup a try. It is full of flavor and quick to put together for a family-pleasing meal.

What to serve with wild rice soup?

Wild Rice Soup usually has  protein (chicken or turkey), grains (wild rice) and vegetables (broccoli and carrots), which all comes into consideration when deciding what to serve along-side it for lunch or dinner.

For a simple meal, serve it with crackers, cornbread or some type of light carb.  Sweet Cornbread and Zucchini Parmesan Squares are a couple of our favorites in this case.

Or think along the sides or a simple soup and salad. For the salad, try an easy Luscious Lettuce Salad, a French Dinner Salad or a Classic Spinach Salad. Soup and Salad is the perfect lunch combination.

The last thing that’s missing from Wild Rice Soup is a fruit; serve up a fruit salad as a side or even a dessert for a balanced meal. Old Fashioned Fruit Salad or a Classic Ambrosia Salad would fit the bill as a side or a dessert.

If you need an easy dinner option, give Mom's Wild Rice and Broccoli Soup a try. It is full of flavor and quick to put together for a family-pleasing meal.

Notes about Broccoli Soup with Wild Rice

  • Plan ahead and pull out your frozen broccoli so that it has plenty of time to thaw.
  • Save some time and grab the frozen CHOPPED broccoli from the grocer’s freezer and skip the chopping when you get home.
  • Substitute any Uncle Ben’s Wild Rice mixes for chicken-flavored, if needed or desired.
  • Do not forget to add the seasoning packet from the Uncle Ben’s Chicken and Wild Rice Mix. There are not many other seasonings in the soup so it adds flavor.
  • To lighten up the recipe, use low fat or fat free cream cheese, and low sodium cream of chicken soup.
  • Leftover turkey from the holidays is great in Uncle Ben’s Broccoli Rice Soup instead of chicken, or omit the meat entirely.
  • Check out our Amazon shop for our favorite pantry essentials, like Uncle Ben’s rice!

If you need an easy dinner option, give Mom's Wild Rice and Broccoli Soup a try. It is full of flavor and quick to put together for a family-pleasing meal.

Recipes Using Broccoli:

Fresh Broccoli Casserole (only 4 Ingredients)

Are you looking for the best ever broccoli casserole recipe?  This fresh broccoli casserole with 4 ingredients is cheesy, buttery, crunchy and perfect.  Fresh broccoli, butter, Ritz crackers and American cheese combine for a family-pleasing side dish.

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup is the easy way to get kids to eat broccoli and carrots.  Full of cheese flavor, this soup will soon to become a staple on your family table.

Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole

Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole is one of those dump, mix and bake dishes.

Broccoli Cornbread Casserole

Broccoli Cornbread Bake is an easy side dish casserole that uses a box Jiffy mix.  The result is a tasty dish that's feeds a crowd---the perfect holiday side dish. 

Low Carb Sesame Broccoli

If you are looking for an easy side dish and one that fits into a low-carb, keto or gluten-free diet, check out this steamed low-carb sesame broccoli!

Sausage Broccoli Cheese Soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup with Sausage is an updated version of our favorite soup containing ground pork sausage for a flavorful alternative for dinner.  Kids and adults alike fall in love with this classic soup.

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If you need an easy dinner option, give Mom's Wild Rice and Broccoli Soup a try. It is full of flavor and quick to put together for a family-pleasing meal.
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Mom's Wild Rice and Broccoli Soup

If you need an easy dinner option, give Mom's Wild Rice and Broccoli Soup a try. It is full of flavor and quick to put together for a family-pleasing meal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: wild rice and broccoli soup with chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 331kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces box of Uncle Ben's Chicken and Wild Rice Mix
  • 32 ounces chicken broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 10 ounces frozen broccoli, thawed and chopped
  • 1 medium carrot shredded
  • 2 teaspoons minced dried onion
  • 10.5 ounces cream of chicken soup
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, cut into cubes
  • 2 cups chicken or turkey cooked and cubed

Instructions

  • Bring Wild Rice mix (including seasoning packet), broth and water to a boil; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
    If you need an easy dinner option, give Mom's Wild Rice and Broccoli Soup a try. It is full of flavor and quick to put together for a family-pleasing meal.
  • Add broccoli, carrot and onion; simmer for 5 minutes.
    If you need an easy dinner option, give Mom's Wild Rice and Broccoli Soup a try. It is full of flavor and quick to put together for a family-pleasing meal.
  • Stir in soup and cream cheese, whisking until cheese melts down.
    If you need an easy dinner option, give Mom's Wild Rice and Broccoli Soup a try. It is full of flavor and quick to put together for a family-pleasing meal.
  • Add cooked chicken or turkey (can be omitted); heat until meat is warmed through.
    If you need an easy dinner option, give Mom's Wild Rice and Broccoli Soup a try. It is full of flavor and quick to put together for a family-pleasing meal.

Notes

  • Plan ahead and pull out your frozen broccoli so that it has plenty of time to thaw.
  • Save some time and grab the frozen CHOPPED broccoli from the grocer's freezer and skip the chopping when you get home.
  • Substitute any Uncle Ben's Wild Rice mixes for chicken-flavored, if needed or desired. 
  • Do not forget to add the seasoning packet from the Uncle Ben's Chicken and Wild Rice Mix. There are not many other seasonings in the soup so it adds flavor.
  • To lighten up the recipe, use low fat or fat free cream cheese, and low sodium cream of chicken soup. 
  • Leftover turkey from the holidays is great in Uncle Ben's Broccoli Rice Soup instead of chicken, or omit the meat entirely.
  • Love soups with Broccoli? Try our Sausage Broccoli Cheese Soup

Nutrition

Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 1066mg | Potassium: 541mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2616IU | Vitamin C: 55mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 2mg

If you need an easy dinner option, give Mom's Wild Rice and Broccoli Soup a try. It is full of flavor and quick to put together for a family-pleasing meal.

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