Wild Mushroom Soup

by Collette White | 27 August, 2019

Good Afternoon friends! I hope this finds you all well. Another week, another recipe for you! I’m on a bit of a roll with soups lately, easy enough to do being Winter in Tasmania! I was keen to make a soup with wild rice and I couldn’t go past mushrooms and some other comfort veg. Unfortunately I am intolerant to mushys so couldn’t eat this dinner but it was a hit with my family, including my 8 year old twins who truly dislike mushrooms! Winning! I’d love to hear from you when you make it! 

Ingredients

1 tblspn oil of choice

3 cloves garlic – finely crushed

1 red onion – finely diced

150g white mushrooms – thinly sliced

150g brown mushrooms – thinly sliced

1 cup wild rice

1 tblspn dried thyme leaves

1 tblspn dried parsley flakes

½ tblspn turmeric powder

1kg sweet potato – peeled and diced approx. 2cm x 1cm

3 medium carrots – peeled and diced

2 litres water

extra good pinch salt and pepper

200g baby spinach

100ml cream or coconut cream (optional)

Method

Heat a large saucepan on a medium – high heat. Add the oil, garlic, onion, mushrooms, wild rice, thyme, parsley and turmeric and stir for 5 minutes until softened and fragrant.

Add the sweet potato, carrot, water, salt and pepper. Bring to the boil on a medium – high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat to a simmer and simmer for 40 minutes or until the wild rice is thoroughly cooked.

Add the baby spinach and cream or coconut cream if you are using it.

Stir well and serve immediately.

Serves 6-8

Notes

  • You can use all white mushrooms if you prefer (or use mushrooms of your choice)
  • You can swap wild rice for brown rice, you will need to reduce time by approx. 10 minutes – soup will be ready when the rice is cooked
  • The sweet potato makes this dish quite sweet and a little creamy as it is, so the addition of cream or coconut cream is completely up to you with taste and dietary preferences
  • You can swap the water for stock or broth if you prefer
Wishing you a truly wonderful week ahead! I look forward to connecting with you more again soon.
Take Care of You,