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Cream of Potato Soup w/ Garden Fresh Chives
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Soaking Time
8 hrs
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

This Cream of Potato Soup is a great way to say goodbye to winter and hello to spring! Comfort food that's also gluten-free!

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Dietary Need: egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, sugar-free, yeast-free
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 215 kcal
  • 1/2 cup dry wild rice
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 medium potatoes diced
  • 1/4 cup dried parsley
  • 1 handful fresh chives chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 slices bacon or 4 oz. pre-cooked ham - but be careful, this is processed
  1. Soak the wild rice for about 16-24 hours in water that's about 90 degrees. (You can do this by setting up a hotplate on very low.) Change the water and rinse every 4-6 hours to remove waste and bacteria from the rice.

  2. When you're ready to put the soup together, drain and rinse the rice. Cover with fresh water and boil for about 40 min. or until rice is split and tender. Drain.

  3. While the rice is cooking, cook the bacon. Set aside to cool.

  4. Saute onions, potatoes, and butter in medium cooking pot. Add chives, parsley, thyme, celery seed, salt, and pepper. Add the chicken broth and let it simmer for about 15 min.

  5. Combine milk with cornstarch and slowly stir it into the potato mixture. Let it simmer until thickens to desired consistency.

  6. Add the cooked and crumbled bacon and wild rice to potato mixture and heat thoroughly. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can replace the bacon with ham for a delicious ham and wild rice soup.

Nutrition Facts
Cream of Potato Soup w/ Garden Fresh Chives
Amount Per Serving (6 servings)
Calories 215 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 575mg25%
Potassium 263mg8%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 265IU5%
Vitamin C 3.1mg4%
Calcium 88mg9%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.