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Creamy Vegan Wild Rice Soup

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This vegan wild rice soup is easy to make and full of flavor. It’s the perfect hearty comfort food you’re looking for in a big bowl of soup.

Vegan Wild Rice Soup

I love a good creamy soup.

Something about the weather changing makes me want to curl up with a warm bowl of soup. Some people may call this time of year soup season.

This awesome vegan creamy wild rice soup is so comforting.

My husband is not a big soup fan, unfortunately for me.

So, I only try to sneak soups in occasionally. He actually liked this soup, so you know it’s good! It’s good for me also; I love easy dinners!

I went with a boxed version of long grain and wild rice soup because I couldn’t find any plain wild rice in my area.

But I love the addition because it comes with all sorts of delicious flavors in it.

If you were to make it with plain wild rice, you would have to make up for that seasoning packet.

I always make this recipe by cooking the rice first and then adding it, this possibly could be done all together in one pot, but I haven’t made the time to figure out the steps.

One day I will try it out and update the recipe.

Vegan Wild Rice Soup Recipe Q&A

What’s the best non-dairy milk to make this creamy vegan soup?

I almost always use almond milk because that’s what I tend to have on hand. However, soy milk or oat milk will lead to a thicker soup.

I wouldn’t use full fat coconut milk because the flavor of coconut will ruin this soup.

Can I use something other than cashews?

If you want to make this nut-free, you can use vegan butter or olive oil to substitute it. I would only use two tablespoons and not 1/4 cup.

Do I have to use the grocery store bought Uncle Ben’s Long Grain and Wild Rice mix?

I would highly recommend it. They have a spices packet that makes this soup taste SO good and gives it a nice rich flavor.

Originally I couldn’t find a plain wild rice blend, so instead, I used this mix; the flavor was so good I didn’t want to try to mimic it homemade, plus it makes making the soup a little quicker.

However, if you can’t find the Uncle Bens or don’t like using premixed things, you can season it yourself. 

I would play around with the seasoning a bit; you might need more or less, depending on your liking.

I will post the substitute near the recipe towards the bottom of this post.

bowl of vegan wild rice soup

Can I make this delicious soup gluten-free?

The Uncle Bens’ rice mix should already be gluten-free, and you can sub the all-purpose flour for a gluten-free all-purpose flour in a 1:1 ratio.

However, always check the packaging because recipes change and may not be gluten-free anymore.

Can I use a different bean?

Yes, you can use any bean you think pairs nicely with it. I think chickpea would go great with this simple ingredients soup.

What ingredients do you need for this vegan wild rice soup recipe?

Check out the recipe card at the bottom of the post for the full recipe.

  • 1 box (6oz) Uncle Ben’s Long Grain and Wild Rice
  • yellow or white onion
  • carrots
  • celery
  • fresh garlic
  • water or vegetable broth
  • vegan milk
  • navy beans, rinsed and drained (or whatever your favorite white beans are)
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • flour
  • 2 TB raw cashews blended with 2 TB water- should make 1/4 cup cashew cream *Or vegan butter
  • Olive oil *optional

Start by making your box of rice according to the box directions.

While that is cooking, make your cashew cream by blending the cashews and water (this is similar to how heavy cream would act).

You may need to make a bigger batch of cashew cream if you don’t have a tiny blender as I do.

soup vegetables

Or another option is to blend some of the vegan milk, flour, cashews, and water together.

You could make this not oil-free and use vegan butter if you prefer.

Take a medium pan and add your onion, carrots, celery, and garlic; add some water (or oil) so that the vegetables don’t stick.

Cook this for about 5-10 minutes until they start to soften.

Once softened, remove them from the pan, put them in a bowl, and set them aside.

Take your cashew cream or vegan butter and a little bit of the vegan milk and add the flour and whisk until thickened; that will happen pretty quickly.

Add the remaining vegan milk and whisk until it’s combined.

Add your salt and pepper. Add the 2 cups of water and give it a good stir.

Add back the vegetables, the cooked rice, and the can of beans and stir.

Cook this for about 10 minutes.

Soup pot

If you only have plain wild rice and not the seasoning packet (which I prefer for the best flavor), try this recipe-

1 cup wild rice mix

1 3/4 cup vegetable stock or broth

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/4 tsp thyme

1/2 tsp basil

1 tsp parsley

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

Cook this in the rice cooker or on the stove until it’s cooked or on the stove top. Check the instructions on your rice sometimes; there are different cooking times.

My husband also likes to add some old bay seasoning.

While that’s cooking, follow the other directions above, but when you add the cooked rice to the soup, add additional of the same seasonings you added to the rice when it was cooking.

How do you serve this hearty soup?

A bowl of wild rice soup is best served warm with a side of crusty bread, garlic bread, or any bread really. This makes great comfort food on a chilly night.

creamy wild rice soup

How do you store this hearty wild rice soup?

Let this come to room temperature before placing it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

This soup does thicken up quite a bit the next day, so if you don’t like a thicker stew, you may want to add some more vegan milk.

Can you freeze this easy recipe?

You can let the soup come to room temperature and then place it in a freezer-safe container. Freeze this soup for up to 4 months.

When you want to reheat it;

Let this soup come to room temperature on the counter or in the fridge, then place this healthy soup into a pot and reheat it. 

You may need to add extra non-dairy milk and some extra seasoning.

Want some more vegan soup recipes?

vegan creamy wild rice soup

Vegan Creamy Wild Rice Soup

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

This vegan creamy wild rice soup is a very comforting delicious soup.

Ingredients

  • 1 box (6oz) Uncle Ben's Long Grain and Wild Rice
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 cups vegan milk
  • 1 can navy beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 TB raw cashews blended with 2 TB water- should make 1/4 cup cashew cream *Or vegan butter

Instructions

  1. Start by making your box of rice according to the box directions.
  2. While that is cooking, make your cashew cream by blending the cashews and water. You may need to make a bigger batch of cashew cream if you don't have a tiny blender as I do. You could make this not oil-free and use vegan butter if you prefer.
  3. Take a medium pan and add your onion, carrots, celery, and garlic; add some water so that the vegetables don't stick. Cook this for about 5-10 minutes until they start to soften. Once softened, remove them from the pan, put them in a bowl, and set them aside.
  4. Take your cashew cream or butter and a little bit of the vegan milk and add the flour and whisk until thickened; that will happen pretty quickly. Add the remaining vegan milk and whisk until it's combined. Add your salt and pepper. Add the 2 cups of water and stir.
  5. Add back the vegetables, the cooked rice, and the can of beans and stir. Cook this for about 10 minutes.
  6. Serve with some bread.

Notes

Check out the blog post for recipe Q&A

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 345Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 471mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 8gSugar: 4gProtein: 14g

The calories are computer generated and may not be 100% accurate.

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