Uncle Ben’s Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

I’ve been making this Chicken and Wild Rice Soup recipe for a few years now. It’s perfect for those cold rainy days we have here in the PNW when you can’t seem to warm up. I can’t remember where I got the recipe, but it’s so simple! I love a simple and tasty recipe that’s also fast! This soup allows me to get a healthy dinner on the table when I’m pressed for time. Add a salad and a whole wheat roll and these cookies for dessert and you’re a rock star! My Bacon Avocado corn bread goes pretty good with this too.

Easy Chicken Soup

You may be surprised that this recipe starts with a box of Uncle Ben’s Wild Rice. Easy Chicken soup recipeSure you could just use wild rice from a bag, but this recipe makes it easy by using half the seasoning packet from the box. I suppose you could also season it yourself too and omit the Uncle Ben’s all together. It would still be a quick meal. I’ll do my best with the measurements. My recipe card that I follow only has the ingredients scratched out….I add the amount of each that I need. It’s the way I cook. Just give me a guideline and I’m good to go.

Uncle Ben’s Chicken & Wild Rice Soup
  • One box Uncle Ben's Original Wild Rice
  • 3 or 4 cups total of the following mixture: Carrots, Celery, Onion
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed
  • 4 or 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (or more if needed)
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups (or more) shredded cooked chicken
  1. In a large pot, saute carrots, celery, onion and garlic in olive oil. (about 3 min)
  2. Add only the rice from the Uncle Ben's box to the sauteed veggies. continue to saute for another 3 minutes or so.
  3. Add chicken broth to veggie mixture
  4. Bring to a boil
  5. Add chicken and 2 tablespoons of the Uncle Ben's seasoning packet.
  6. Boil for approx 5-10 min
  7. Enjoy
  8. Variations: You can add any veggies you'd like or just more of what you're already using.


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  1. Heather says

    I made this soup yesterday as we are all down with a bad cold. I was worrie it would be salty but it wasn’t at all! I increased the broth & veggies and we all loved it! Thanks for sharing!!!