instant pot wild rice soup in a white bowl





Yield 4 servings

A warming, filling and delicious wild rice soup that will make the cold fall/winter days much more enjoyable.  This soup is also highly nutritious, rich in all the amino acids, vitamin B2, B3, B5, B6, A, K, E, C folate and minerals such as copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and zinc.


Soup ingredients:

Creamy Sauce ingredients:


Instant Pot method

  1. Combine all the ingredients in the bowl of the instant pot, stir, cover and set vent to “sealing”.  
  2. Cook on manual (high pressure) for 20 minutes.  Let the Instant Pot rest for an extra 10 minutes (natural release).  After those 10 minutes, turn the vent to “venting” and release the remaining pressure.
  3. During the natural release time of pressure cooking, prepare the creamy sauce.  In a medium saucepan, combine all the creamy sauce ingredients and cook stirring until it has thickened.
  4. Add the cream sauce to the soup and stir until combined.  Taste and adjust salt to taste.
  5. Serve with toasted bread (optional - omit for a gluten-free version or use gluten-free bread instead).

Stovetop method:

  1. Combine all the soup ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 45 minutes (don´t open the lid during the process).
  2. Follow steps 3-4-5 from above.


  • *You can use other nut butters such as macadamia, walnut, hemp...depending on which one you use, the soup will tasted slightly different. For a more neutral flavor, choose cashew or almond butter. I made this soup with walnut butter and it was also incredibly delicious.
  • * If you don’t have nut butters at home, don’t worry. Blend ⅓ cup of cashews (or any other nuts of your choice) with the non-dairy milk. Then proceed with steps 3-4. (You can also use sunflower seeds or hemp seeds instead for a nut-free version).
  • You can store the soup in airtight container and in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • You can also freeze it.

Courses Soups

Cuisine oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free, nut-free

Recipe by The Bright Bird at