Recipe Save – Roberts Family Wild Rice Soup


This is one of our all-time favorite soup recipes.  This is comfort food for sure and guests always LOVE it!

Recipe Origin: Modified Mother’s Recipe
Total Preparation Time: 45 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 15 to 30 minutes
Number of Servings: 8
Special Features: Make Ahead
Meal Type: Entree, Soups & Stews


  • 1 Red onion, diced
  • 2 49 oz. Cans chicken broth (or equivalent bouillon and water)
  • 1 lb. Velveeta cheese, blocked
  • 1 package Bacon
  • 2 Russett potatoes, cubed
  • 4 Carrots, sliced or grated
  • 1 cup Uncooked rice
  • 1/4 cup Wild rice


  1. Put broth in large pot, add potatoes, carrots and rice. Simmer over low heat for 1 hour or until rice and vegetables are tender.
  2. Fry bacon and chop into bits.  Set aside.
  3. Using a little bit of the bacon grease cook the diced red onion until the onion starts to be translucent.  Then add to soup pot.
  4. Just prior to serving, add Velveeta cheese and bacon bits. Stir frequently over medium heat until cheese is melted.



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