Creamy Broccoli and Wild Rice Slow Cooker Soup is a great warming soup that's filled with veggies and whole grain goodness http://lifecurrentsblog.com

Creamy Broccoli and Wild Rice Slow Cooker Soup

Creamy Broccoli and Wild Rice Slow Cooker Soup is easy to make in the slow cooker, delicious, and warming

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword crock pot, slow cooker, soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 340 kcal
Author Debi

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 4 carrots sliced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • ½ cup wild rice uncooked
  • ½ cup long grain white rice uncooked
  • 1 ½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon marjoram leaves
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups half and half
  • 2 cups broccoli florets broken into small florets
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
  • ½ cup sliced almonds toasted
  • paprika for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat a heavy-bottomed pan over medium-high heat and add the oil. Once the oil is hot, sauté the onions until tender and starting to brown, about 10-15 minutes. Add carrot and continue to cook 5 minutes until carrot is soft. Transfer cooked vegetables to the bowl of a 4-quart slow cooker.
  2. Add next 8 ingredients, broth through pepper, to the slow cooker, and stir to combine. Cover and cook on low for 2 ½ to 3 hours, or until vegetables are softened and rice is cooked.
  3. About 30 minutes before serving the soup, mix in the half and half, broccoli, and cheese, cover, and cook on low for another 30 minutes. Taste for seasonings. Ladle soup into bowls, and garnish with almonds and paprika, and enjoy.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Broccoli and Wild Rice Slow Cooker Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 340 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 916mg40%
Potassium 425mg12%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 5957IU119%
Vitamin C 24mg29%
Calcium 248mg25%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.