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Two bowls of chickpea wild rice soup with spoons sitting on top of a dish towel.

Chickpea Wild Rice Soup

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Cuisine: American


This chickpea wild rice soup is the perfect hearty fall recipe. Lots of herbs to amplify flavor, warming ginger, and creamy coconut.


  • 1 small onion (diced)
  • 2 medium carrots (diced)
  • 2 medium stalks celery (diced)
  • 1 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup wild rice blend
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 inch ginger (minced)
  • 6 sprigs of thyme stripped
  • 1 sprigs rosemary (minced)
  • 2 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 2 cans chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
  • 5 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp water
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot add add onions, carrots and celery and sauté with a pinch of salt to sweat them.
  2. After sautéing for 2 minutes add mushrooms and an additional pinch of salt and allow to sauté and brown for an extra two minutes.
  3. Add in garlic and ginger and sauté for a minute to become fragrant.
  4. Stir in thyme and rosemary and sauté again for a minute then add in soy sauce and coconut milk and stir to combine.
  5. To the pot, add in rice, chickpeas and veggie broth. Stir to combine and then add bay leaves.
  6. Bring mixture to a boil and then reduce to a simmer and stir occasionally to prevent rice sticking to the bottom.
  7. Allow to cook at a low simmer covered for about 30 minutes or until wild rice is cooked through.
  8. When soup is done cooking, combine water and cornstarch to make a slurry. Stir in corn starch mix to the pot to help thicken up.
  9. Adjust seasoning to your preference with extra salt and pepper to taste.


  • To make gluten free make sure to use gluten free soy sauce or tamari.
  • If you wish to cook this in the instant pot, follow above instructions and set instant pot to manual pressure and cook for 15 minutes with a natural pressure release. 

Keywords: chickpea wild rice soup, chickpeas, soup