Slow Cooker Wild Rice Soup

This slow cooker wild rice soup is an incredibly creamy and hearty dish that’s perfect for a cold, winter night! It’s the perfect cozy easy dinner recipe that’s loaded with delicious seasonal vegetables and spices.

slow cooker wild rice soup in a white bowl with a green towel and crackers

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As soon as the weather starts to get cool, you’ll find this hearty soup in my slow cooker! It’s a super cozy meal that will fill you up.

Ingredients

To make this recipe, you’ll need:

  • Wild Rice Blend or wild rice. Make sure the package calls for cooking at least 45 minutes
  • Vegetables: carrot, onions, celery, butternut squash (fresh or frozen)
  • Chickpeas
  • Spices: oregano, thyme, garlic powder, seasoned salt, black pepper, bay leaf
  • Vegetable broth

How to Make Slow Cooker Wild Rice Soup

Combine all ingredients except the vegetable broth and bay leaf in the slow cooker. Stir everything together, and then slowly pour in the broth and add the bay leaf.

wild rice soup in a slow cooker

Cover the crock pot and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 1/2, or until the rice is cooked through and the vegetables soften.

Remove the bay leaf and serve!

Nutrition Information

Serving Size 1 

Number of Servings 8

 Calories 217 – Total Fat 7 grams – Saturated Fat 2 grams – Trans Fat 0 grams – Unsaturated Fat 3 grams – Cholesterol 18 milligrams – Sodium 555 milligrams – Carbohydrates 30 grams – Fiber 7 grams – Sugar 6 grams – Protein 10 grams

Nutritional information will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use

Menu Ideas and Recommended Side Dishes

Wild Rice Soup is a hearty dish that’s perfect as a main course. I’m a big fan of meal planning, so here is an example menu of what I serve with it:

Appetizer: Homemade Dinner Rolls

Side Dish: Air Fryer Salmon Bites

Dessert: Raspberry Brownies

How to Store Leftovers

Leftovers should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. To reheat, cook in the microwave in 1 minute increments until it reaches the desired temperature. Stir in between cooking so it heats evenly.

Is Wild Rice Soup Good for Meal Prep?

Wild rice soup is a great meal to meal prep! Cook as directed and then portion into 8 containers so it’s easy to grab for lunch or dinner during the week. I like to use mason jars to store soup in my fridge because they don’t take up a ton of space (and look nice!).

Looking for more tips on meal prep? Check out my ultimate meal prep guide here!

What is a Slow Cooker?

A slow cooker (also known as a crock pot) is a counter top kitchen appliance that’s used to slowly simmer food to cook. Slow cookers are great because generally they’re used for “set it and forget it” meals when you just dump ingredients in, turn on the slow cooker and let it sit for a set amount of time.

I like to use this Hamilton Beach slow cooker because it can be programmed to a certain time and automatically switch to keep warm when it’s done cooking!

Can I Freeze Wild Rice Soup?

To freeze leftovers, allow the wild rice soup to completely cool and then put the soup into an airtight freezer bag (like this one)

Is Wild Rice Soup Vegan?

Yes, this wild rice soup recipe is vegan.

Recipe Variations

  • If you don’t have chickpeas on hand, you could swap out the chickpeas with white beans (or skip completely!)
  • To make this into a chicken and wild rice soup, add in 1/2 pound diced chicken breast with the ingredients and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 1/2 hours.

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Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

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Slow Cooker Wild Rice Soup

slow cooker wild rice soup in a bowl on a green towel
Slow cooker wild rice soup is an incredibly creamy and hearty dish that's perfect for a cold, winter night! It's the perfect cozy all in one meal that's loaded with delicious seasonal vegetables and spices.
Ali
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 medium carrots diced
  • 4 ribs of celery diced
  • 12 oz butternut squash diced into small cubes (you can also use frozen)
  • 15 oz can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup wild rice blend uncooked (make sure the cook time is 45 minutes on the package)
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 cups low sodium vegetable broth

Instructions

  • In a slow cooker, combine all the ingredients in the slow cooker except the broth and bay leaf. Stir to combine.
  • Slowly pour the vegetable broth and add the bay leaf.
  • Seal the slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours (or high for 3 1/2) or until the rice is cooked and vegetables are tender.
  • Remove the bay leaf and serve

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Author

  • Ali Van Straten

    Ali Van Straten is the founder and journalist of Champagne and Coffee Stains. She is a Peloton expert, certified running coach and certified nutrition coach. Champagne and Coffee Stains provides information and resources on Peloton Interactive, running and recipes.

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