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Soothing Lemon Ginger Ham and Wild Rice Soup

A creamy ham and wild rice soup with refreshing ginger and lemon.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine comfort food
Servings 6


  • 1 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium sweet onion diced
  • 2 large stalks celery thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • pinch kosher salt
  • pinch fresh cracked pepper
  • 2 Tbs all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups Chicken Stock
  • 2 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 cups diced ham
  • ½ cup uncooked wild rice
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • garnish: chopped chives


  • Heat the olive oil in a pot on high heat. Add the onion, celery, garlic, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Saute the veggies until softened. Add the flour and cook, stirring, 1 minute.
  • Add the chicken stock, scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the pot. Add the ginger, lemon zest, ham, and wild rice. Cover pot, reduce heat to low, and simmer 1 hour.
  • Add the cream with another pinch of salt, and cook, uncovered, another 30 minutes to thicken just a bit and blend flavors. Taste for seasoning, and add more salt as necessary. Serve with chopped chives sprinkled on top.

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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