Creamy Vegan Mushroom Wild Rice Soup




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Introduction

Indulge in the savory goodness of Creamy Vegan Mushroom Wild Rice Soup, a hearty and wholesome dish perfect for chilly days. Packed with nutritious ingredients and bursting with flavor, this soup is sure to warm both your body and soul.

Why Make This Recipe

This recipe is a delicious way to enjoy a comforting bowl of soup while staying true to a vegan lifestyle. The combination of earthy mushrooms, aromatic herbs, and hearty wild rice creates a satisfying and nutritious meal that will satisfy your taste buds and fill you up.

How to Make Creamy Vegan Mushroom Wild Rice Soup

Ingredients:

  • 7 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 14 oz mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp ground sage
  • 1/2 cup white wine (may use vegan broth)
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour (or 1:1 all-purpose gluten-free flour blend)
  • 5 cups vegan soup stock
  • 1 1/2 cups vegan unsweetened milk (e.g., soy milk)
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 cup wild rice blend
  • 7 oz chopped kale or spinach
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a large pot, heat 2 tablespoons of oil and cook the mushrooms until caramelized. Set aside.
  2. Cook onions, garlic, and herbs, then deglaze with wine and add flour to thicken.
  3. Stir in broth, milk, celery, carrots, and rice. Simmer until rice is cooked.
  4. Add kale, mushrooms, salt, and pepper. Serve hot.

How to Serve Creamy Vegan Mushroom Wild Rice Soup

Serve this soup piping hot in bowls, garnished with a sprinkle of fresh herbs or a drizzle of olive oil. Pair it with some crusty bread or a side salad for a complete and satisfying meal.

How to Store Creamy Vegan Mushroom Wild Rice Soup

Allow the soup to cool completely before transferring it to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

Tips to Make Creamy Vegan Mushroom Wild Rice Soup

  • Use a mix of wild rice for added texture and flavor.
  • Adjust the seasoning to your taste preference by adding more herbs or spices.
  • Feel free to customize the veggies in the soup based on your preferences.

Variation

For a creamier texture, blend a portion of the soup (after cooking) using an immersion blender or regular blender until smooth. Add it back to the pot and stir well before serving.

FAQs

  1. Can I use regular milk instead of vegan milk? Yes, you can substitute with your preferred type of milk, but the flavor and consistency may vary slightly.
  2. Can I use dried herbs instead of fresh? Yes, dried herbs can be used in place of fresh ones, but adjust the amounts as dried herbs are more potent.
  3. Can I add other vegetables to the soup? Absolutely! Feel free to add in your favorite vegetables like bell peppers, zucchini, or peas for more variety and nutrients.

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