Whether you’re curled up with a book on a chilly afternoon or surrounded by friends and family during a dinner party, our Creamy Mushroom and Rice Soup Recipe — packed with garlic, mushrooms, creamy coconut milk, and aromatic Mahatma® Thai Jasmine Rice — will be the satisfying soup you’re looking for.
Heat oil in large pot over medium heat; cook onion for 3 to 5 minutes or until softened.
Increase heat to medium-high; cook mushrooms and garlic for 4 to 5 minutes or until mushrooms are softened and begin to brown.
Add chicken broth, coconut milk, rice and salt; bring to simmer. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until rice is tender.
Stir in lemon juice, chives and parsley.
Use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth for a vegan variation.
These two simple tips will perfect your mushroom game:
Store: Unless you plan on cooking in the next day or two, opt for whole mushrooms. While sliced mushrooms tend to spoil more quickly, whole mushrooms can last up to a week. Of course, the fresher the better.
Sauté: Thinly slice mushrooms — brown button or portobello — for crispy edges. Also, don’t add salt when sautéing as this will dry out the mushrooms. Make sure you get all those sauté flavors when you pour in your soup liquids; scrape the bottom of the pan for all that caramelized goodness.
Oh-so-versatile, rice soups are simple yet wholesome meals. There are many ways to customize the consistency of a creamy soup. Let’s face it, when it comes to Comfort Soups & Stews — the creamier, the better!
Grains: The rice variety you select also impacts the consistency; starchy short grains will thicken your soup. The bit of starch from long grain white rice is a natural thickening agent.
Cream: Strategically select the liquids, more specifically, the cream. For an extra creamy soup, pour in heavy cream or oat milk. That’s right, soups don’t need dairy to be irresistibly creamy! In fact, coconut, soy, or almond milk can thicken your soup just as much as half and half could.
Ingredients: Fold in other add-ins into your liquid including mashed potatoes or tempered eggs — add a ladle of soup into a small bowl of whisked eggs before incorporating that mixture into your pot. Another Thai-inspired meal, our fresh Pumpkin Coconut Rice Soup owes its velvety texture in part to the pumpkin puree.
Method: Another way to control consistency depends on whether you use a lid. For a thicker soup, leave the pot uncovered, allowing some of the liquid to boil out. Or, top your pot to contain all the moisture for a thinner soup.
Use leftovers from any holiday event like Thanksgiving for this soup. You can also refrigerate any remaining soup for future meals. The soup will likely separate; slowly reheat soup on the stovetop to avoid potentially scorching in the microwave.