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wild rice soup

Instant Pot Wild Rice Soup

This Vegan Wild Rice Soup for the Instant Pot makes for some super creamy, healthy and delicious comfort food perfect any time of year! Made with a blend of wild rice, cannellini beans, vegetables and spices in a creamy cashew base, this gluten-free vegetarian wild rice soup is certain to win you over with its ease and stunning flavors! (Plus, a special discount from iHerb!)
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Course: Entrées, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6
Author: Kristen Wood


  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme leaves
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried sage
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 8 cups of prepared vegetable broth
  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 1 cup dried cannellini beans unsoaked
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons mirin rice wine
  • 1 teaspoon coconut sugar
  • pinch of black pepper
  • sea salt to taste
  • nori seaweed to garnish


  • Place raw cashews into a bowl, cover with hot water and set aside to soak while you prepare your soup.
  • Press the saute button on your Instant Pot. Add oil, carrots, pepper, and onion. Saute for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in spices thyme through red chili flakes. Cook while stirring for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in broth, beans, and rice. Add bay leaves.
  • Place lid on Instant Pot, close the steam valve, set on manual high pressure for 45 minutes.
  • Let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes.
  • Press cancel, release the steam and remove the lid.
  • Drain the soaked cashews and place in a blender with 2 cups of prepared soup. Blend until smooth. Pour back into remaining soup.
  • Stir well. Add rice wine, sugar and black pepper. Salt to taste.
  • To serve, top with crushed nori and a drizzle of avocado oil.
  • Enjoy!


Please see ‘Tips’ above in the blog post for suitable substitutions, storage advice and more!


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 1267mg | Potassium: 870mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1313IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 5mg
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