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Cashew Cream of Mushroom Soup with Wild Rice (Vegan)

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  • Author: Alexis Joseph
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hr 10 min
  • Total Time: 1 hr 20 min
  • Yield: 5-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Restaurant-worthy thick and creamy Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup with wild rice! Loaded with veggies and tons of flavor, this is the ultimate cozy cooler-weather meal (it's a Hummusapien community favorite!). Vegans and carnivores alike love this recipe; you'd never believe it's healthy and dairy free.


Ingredients

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  • 3/4 cup raw cashews
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion (1 medium onion), diced
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped carrot (4 medium carrots)
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped celery (4 ribs celery)
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms (2 cups, add more if you love mushrooms!)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried sage
  • 3/4 cup uncooked wild rice or wild rice blend, rinsed
  • 4 cups vegetable broth (I use Better Than Bouillon)
  • 1 1/4 tsp kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce (sub tamari for gluten free)
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped

Instructions

  1. Place cashews in a small bowl. Cover with very hot water and let soak while you make the recipe.
  2. Warm olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, celery, mushrooms, garlic, and salt and cook for 10 minutes, stirring often.
  3. Add spices, wild rice, and broth. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer uncovered for about an hour, or until rice is tender, stirring occasionally.
  4.  Drain and rinse cashews. Place in high-speed blender (I used my Nutribullet, do not use food processor) with 1 cup water and blend until completely smooth and creamy. Stir into soup along with soy sauce and spinach. For thicker, more chowder-like soup, continue to simmer until thickened to your liking!

Notes

See post for Instant Pot and Slow Cooker directions.