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Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Serves: 6 people
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 cup carrot, diced small
  • 1 cup celery, diced small
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp kosher salt, or more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper, or more to taste
  • 8 cups low-sodium chicken broth (or homemade turkey stock)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme (or 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves)
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary (or 1/2 tsp freshly chopped rosemary leaves)
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • dash of cayenne pepper, optional
  • 1 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 2 cups cooked, diced chicken or turkey you can use rotisserie chicken
  • 3/4 cup Nutpods Dairy-Free Original Creamer you can use heavy creamer here
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot starch
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice or the juice of 1 lemon


  • Heat oil in a large pot or dutch oven over medium heat. When hot, add the onion, carrot, celery, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until the veggies are just tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the broth, bay leaves, thyme, rosemary, oregano and cayenne. Stir to combine and increase heat so that it comes to a boil.
  • Once the soup is boiling, reduce the heat to a low simmer over low heat. Add the diced chicken (or turkey) and the uncooked wild rice. Cover and cook until the rice is tender, about 45 minutes. *see note below
  • After the rice is tender, uncover the soup and increase the heat so that is it simmering more vigorously, but not boiling (about medium heat).
  • In a small bowl, combine the dairy-free creamer and arrowroot flour and whisk until arrowroot has dissolved in the creamer.
  • While slowly stirring the soup, slowly pour in the creamer/arrowroot mixture until it is well combined in the soup. Continue to cook the soup, uncovered and simmering, stirring often until it has thickened, 5 to 10 more minutes.
  • Stir in the lemon juice, serve and enjoy!


The rice cook time may vary depending on the type of wild rice you purchase. The back of my box said to cook the rice traditionally, it takes about 45 minutes. Check the back of your box and adjust cook time according to the package instructions.