Creamy Chicken Mushroom and Rice Soup

Published on May 01, 2020

  by   Kristina Stosek

13 reviews

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Serves: 6
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This outstanding gluten-free Creamy Chicken Mushroom and Rice Soup boasts rich and perfectly balanced flavors that elevate the soup to another level of deliciousness. There’s nothing quite like a hot bowl of comforting creamy chicken, mushroom, and rice soup.

creamy chicken mushroom and rice soup

Picture tender chicken immersed in a flavorful mushroom broth infused with hints of thyme and lemon zest. I’ve incorporated parmesan cheese, cream, and rice into the mix to achieve the thick and creamy texture of the soup. YUM!


Quality Ingredients:

To ensure that the soup remains gluten free, always use gluten free chicken broth, gluten-free rice, and gluten free dried mushrooms.

Dried Mushrooms for Flavor:

Use a combination of fresh and dried mushrooms, with an emphasis on dried mushrooms, as they contribute an earthy and savory flavor to the broth. This enhances the overall taste of the soup.

Two Varieties of Rice:

Incorporate both wild and long-grain rice for texture and flavor contrast. The wild rice, known for its robust taste, is ideal for cooking alongside the soup, while long-grain rice is cooked separately to maintain the broth’s flavor.

Cooking Times:

Be mindful of the different cooking times for wild and long-grain rice. Allow the wild rice to simmer with the soup ingredients, giving it time to cook thoroughly. Cook the long-grain rice separately to preserve the distinct flavors of the broth.

Creamy Consistency:

Achieve a thick and creamy consistency by adding parmesan and cream to the soup. This not only enhances the texture but also adds to the overall flavor of the dish.

Leftover Rice:

If you have leftover rice, use it in this soup. It is an excellent way to use up leftovers.


Season the soup with herbs. Thyme and lemon zest can add a refreshing and aromatic touch to the broth, enhancing the overall flavor. You can also use parsley, tarragon, chives, and rosemary.

Simmering Technique:

Allow the soup to simmer gently, allowing the flavors to meld and intensify. This slow-cooking method contributes to a more flavorful chicken, mushroom, and rice soup.

Storage and Reheating:

To store leftovers, refrigerate the soup in an airtight container. When reheating, add a splash of additional broth or water to maintain the desired consistency.

mushroom soup



In addition to the cream, the parmesan is the star of this recipe for its creaminess. The cheese adds flavor and makes the soup creamier. And I always throw a piece of parmesan rind into the soup while simmering for extra flavor.

I used thyme for the herbs. Thyme is one of those herbs you must add to mushrooms because it brings out their natural earthiness, and if you have lemon thyme, even better.

Another ingredient that may be unusual in creamy soups is lemon zest. The zest makes all the difference in flavoring mushroom soup, making it a must-add ingredient. I promise you the flavor in this soup will exceed your expectations!


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mushroom soup in a bowl topped with fresh thyme


This gluten-free chicken, mushroom, and rice soup is creamy, flavorful, and with good textures. The star ingredient, parmesan, adds flavor and creaminess, while including a parmesan rind during cooking enhances the overall taste.

Thyme brings out the natural earthiness of the mushrooms, with an option to use lemon thyme for another layer of flavor. Adding lemon zest is a game-changer, elevating the soup to another level of deliciousness.

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Many thanks!

Kristina x

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thank you Joanna, I am so happy that you enjoyed it.

Joanna. R

this is the best cream of mushroom soup I have ever made, so fresh and delicious. Thank you


thank you :-)



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