Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

I told you earlier that I got an Instant Pot  7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker.  I’ve been trying to use it so that I get familiar with it and comfortable to use it with many recipes.  There is nothing worse than to have bought a kitchen appliance that you don’t use and it just ends up taking space.  I am bound and determined that I won’t let this happen with the Instant Pot so Tuesday when the winter storm rolled in, I dug through the cupboard to find some wild rice.  It had been awhile since I made Chicken and Wild Rice soup so I decided to tackle it in the Instant Pot.

This is a “Jo style” recipe….(Loosely translated, that means no real measurements)

I started out with five cups of water.  A hand full of white rice and and a box of wild rice.  I also put in three chicken breasts that were frozen.  I pushed multigrain and added ten more minutes.  I didn’t wanted to make sure the chicken would be easily shredded.

While that was cooking I prepared some veggies…onions, carrots, mushrooms and water chestnuts.


Once the timer went off I pulled out the chicken and shredded it.  I added chicken bullion, salt, pepper and a little garlic.  Then I added the chicken and the veggies into the pot and put the timer to soup.


Each time I shut the steam release and each time I quick released it when the timer when off.

When it was done I mixed up a simple white roux with butter, flour and milk.  I added that to soup.


I stirred that in and put the pot on saute.  Tasted and added a little more salt and pepper to taste.


Oh my it was yummy.

Hubby isn’t a big soup fan so if I make it thicker almost more like a stew, he doesn’t complain (honestly-he never complains anyway.  I just know his preference and try to do things he likes).  I’ll have to make a sandwich to go with this but that okay…

I made a big batch and had a bowl for lunch.  I’ll have another bowl for supper and in between, the childcare kids were all gone because of the snow day so I got to sew!!!!!!!

Good food and an unexpected afternoon to play, I’d say that’s about perfect.

I am loving my  Instant Pot  7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker more and more every day.  I don’t have to worry about being there to watch the pan as it shuts off itself.  I love that feature and it’s much needed with childcare happening and with my sewing room being upstairs.  I wish I didn’t put off the purchase as long as I did.

6 thoughts on “Chicken and Wild Rice Soup”

  1. I bought a similar one over Christmas and ended up returning it. It didn’t have a handle/lid that would lock in place, while it was building pressure. I felt it was a safety hazard, to say the least. I know I would like it if I got one that actually did what I want it to do. Glad you like the Instant pot. Deb

  2. You are such a bad influence, Jo! After reading your post the other about getting one of these, I ordered one. It is scheduled to arrive Thursday – my birthday. Happy Birthday to me! I joined some of the Facebook groups also. Looking forward to using it. Thought maybe it will help with after work dinners. Tired from work and not a lot of time to make a decent meal.

  3. I treated my daughters to Instant Pots for Christmas & decided to treat myself to one also. I just love it. Cooked some old tough beef for soup & it was so good. Tender & tasty. I also use mine to cook dried beans & I will be trying your chicken soup. By the way I’m also a proud beagle Mom. Love seeing your beautiful quilt & your family.

  4. Jo, you are a horrible influence on my wallet! I ordered the IP pot and it is scheduled to arrive Friday. I am not reading any more of your posts. Big lol.

  5. Jo,
    I just ordered the Pressure Cooker XL and received it yesterday. Tonight I’m making shrimp and grits, I always wanted to try it:)

  6. Jo, I don’t have a new pressure cooker (still using a regular one), but I have a colander just like yours! It used to belong to my mom, but I have since inherited it and use it all the time. Good things last forever!

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