A favorite of ours is a good, cream based soup. So what better than Wild Rice Soup? It can be easily changed up by exchanging the ham for pre-cooked chicken. Either way you will love the richness of the soup and like everything else, it’s so easy and quick to make.


  • 1/2 cup wild rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Cook the rice in salted water – covered. Bring to a boil and simmer for approximately 45-50 minutes.

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 small onion-finely diced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups water or vegetable stock
  • 4 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 cup half-n-half
  • 1 tbsp cooking sherry
  • 1/3 cup grated carrots
  • 1/3 cup ham-diced in small cubes
  • 3 tbsp slivered almonds


  • Melt butter and saute onions
  • Add flour and stir to fully combine and cook for two minutes
  • Add water and bouillon cubes – stirring to combine. Boil 5 minutes.
  • Add half-n-half, sherry, carrots, ham and almonds.
  • Add cooked rice and mix well to combine.
  • Season to taste with salt and white pepper.

Note: this soup is better the next day!