Creamy Vegan Wild Rice Soup

Creamy Vegan Wild Rice Soup

Creamy Vegan Wild Rice Soup

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One of the best, vegan soups ever

Ingredients:

  • wild rice - 1 cup (160 g)
  • vegetable broth - 64 oz (2 L)
  • bay leaves - 2 whole
  • dried thyme* - to your taste (we use 1 Tbsp. (4.3 g))
  • salt - 2 tsp. (5.69 g) + more to taste
  • celery - 4 ribs chopped
  • carrots - 1 cup chopped (128 g)
  • onion - 1/2 whole chopped
  • garlic - 4-6 cloves chopped
  • mushrooms - 8 oz chopped (225 g)
  • cashews (raw/unsalted) - 1 cup soaked (125 g)
  • cannellini (white kidney) beans - 15 oz can (425 g)

Instructions:

PREP

  1. Soak cashews overnight if possible
  2. If not, soak in boiling water as soon as you see this, the longer the better

BROTH

  1. Pour 1 cup (8 oz) of broth in a small bowl to the side
  2. Heat the rest of the vegetable broth in large pot on medium heat
  3. Rinse and drain your wild rice
  4. Add wild rice, thyme, bay leaves, and salt to your hot vegetable broth
  5. Place lid on pot and set a 30 min timer

VEGGIES

  1. Chop celery, carrots, onion, and garlic
  2. Put in pot w/broth, replace lid (should be about 20 min left on clock)
  3. Chop mushrooms, reserve on side

CREAM

  1. Drain soaked cashews and the liquid from the cannellini beans
  2. Place cashews & beans in Vitamix container
  3. Add reserved cup of vegetable broth
  4. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes until smooth

MIX

  1. When your timer goes off, add the creamy Vitamix mixture to your pot
  2. Add the chopped mushrooms
  3. Replace lid, lower heat, and set timer for 15 more min
  4. When timer goes off, check if wild rice is done (should be a bit chewy)
  5. Remove bay leaves

SERVE

  1. Serve piping hot out of the pot
  2. Snap a pic and tag #lifeisNOYOKE
  3. Enjoy!

Useful tips for Creamy Vegan Wild Rice Soup

We like to save time by not sautéing the veggies first. We have done it both ways and to be honest, there is not much of a difference. Save yourself a step and throw em in the pot.

We blended white kidney beans, soaked cashews, and vegetable broth to create the creamy base of the soup. Fun fact: this is the first Vitamix recipe we've made where the blending happened before cooking (instead of after or during).

Wild rice ingredients cashews and cannellini beans in our Vitamix Pro 750.

This soup is filling and rich. Before you ladle up a giant bowl, make yourself a mugs-worth. It catches up to you quick!

A hot bowl of creamy vegan wild rice soup.

And if you're feeling up to it, serve it with this easy vegan cornbread.

Bird eye view of vegan creamy wild rice soup served in white mug and shiny spoon.