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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