“Creamy” Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup


“Creamy” Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup


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Recipe by stevefillmore Course: Soups, VeganCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

2

hours 



This satisfying, earthy soup is so warm and comforting. The wild rice is filling, while the finely minced and chopped vegetables give the soup consistent flavor throughout. What’s more, its “creaminess” comes from pureed cannellini beans and coconut milk, rather than dairy products. 

Ingredients

  • 1 c. multi-color wild rice blend, uncooked

  • 1 small white onion, roughly chopped

  • 3 stalks celery, roughly chopped

  • 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped

  • 3-4 cloves garlic, peeled

  • 12 oz. fresh mushrooms, washed, divided

  • 1 15-oz. can cannellini beans, undrained

  • 1 whole bay leaf

  • 2 t. garlic powder

  • 6-8 c. vegetable stock, divided

  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

  • ½ c. full-fat coconut milk

  • ¼ c. fresh parsley, finely chopped

Directions

  • Rinse the wild rice under cold running water until water runs clear. Let drain and transfer to a 5 or 6-quart slow cooker crock.
  • Add onion, celery, carrots, and garlic to a food processor and pulse until very finely minced and transfer to slow cooker crock.
  • Add 2/3 of the mushrooms to food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
  • Thinly slice remaining mushrooms and add to slow cooker pot, along with the finely chopped mushrooms.
  • Add cannellini beans and a little water to food processor and puree until smooth.
  • Pour into slow cooker crock with other ingredients. Add bay leaf, garlic powder, and 6 cups of vegetable stock.
  • Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to thoroughly combine all ingredients.
  • Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8. Actual cooking time will varying by individual slow cooker, so check for doneness after 2½ hours (or 5½ hours for low) and adjust cooking time accordingly. (The rice should be tender, but not mushy, when finished).
  • When cooking time is complete, remove bay leaf and discard.
  • Add coconut milk, chopped parsley, and additional vegetable stock, if necessary, to achieve the desired consistency.
  • Season with additional salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine thoroughly.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

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