Instant Pot Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
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5 from 8 reviews

Instant Pot Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is deliciously creamy with chunks of meat, nutty wild rice, and fresh veggies. A fantastic winter meal that you can actually enjoy during any season, and also ready in less than 30 minutes.

You can cook almost anything in the IP, from side dishes like Potato Salad to full entrees such as Balsamic Pork Tenderloin. And yes, even desserts like Crème Brulee!

pressure cooker chicken and rice soup

Pressure Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Instant Pot Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is the ultimate fall or winter meal. It instantly makes me feel better when I’m unwell, or just craving something hot and delicious during a cold day.

But because it is so tasty and simple, I make this frequently all year long as well. Also, there is no need to plan ahead because the pressure cooker takes care of everything.

Because the leftovers taste even better the following days, it’s excellent for meal prep. You can just pull a container out, heat up, and you’ve got a hearty meal within minutes. Such a wonderful, comforting dish!

instant pot chicken and rice soup ingredients

Instant Pot Chicken and Wild Rice Soup Ingredients:

  • Chicken: Chop into chunks.
  • Rice: We use both wild rice mixed with long grain.
  • Aromatics: Garlic and onion.
  • Vegetables: Fresh carrots plus crisp celery contribute color and flavor.
  • Seasonings: Dried parsley, salt, Italian herbs, fresh ground pepper, plus crushed pepper flakes for a very subtle kick.
  • Slurry: We’re thickening the dish with a simple slurry made of cornstarch and water.
  • Broth: I always recommend making your own stock, but store-bought is fine.
  • Half and Half: Lighter than heavy cream, but still creates a silky and creamy consistency.
  • Butter: For sautéing, and also infuses richness to the dish.
  • Cream cheese: The cheesy tang cuts through the creaminess.

How to make Instant Pot Chicken and Wild Rice Soup?

  1.  Sauté. Set your IP to Sauté. Cook the aromatics and vegetables in butter, followed by the grains, seasonings, and meat. Cover with the stock.
  2. Cook. Next, set to pressure cook for 5 mins. Then, let it release naturally when done, for around 5 mins. Perform a quick release to finish.
  3. Thicken. Turn on Sauté again. Start thickening with the slurry. Next, mix in the cubes of cream cheese until they’re all incorporated and melted. Swirl in the half and half over a gentle simmer.
  4. Serve. Enjoy with some crusty bread, plated up with fresh chopped parsley on top.

steeps how to make instant pot chicken and rice soup

Recipe variations and substitutions:

  • Stovetop version: Sauté everything first, including the meat. Add grains and broth, then cook on a hard simmer. Thicken with the slurry. Melt the cheese into the soup, give it a good stir, then swirl in the half and half. You can find the stovetop version here
  • Make it healthier with veggies: White and brown mushrooms add meaty umami to the dish. Other great veggies include broccoli florets, cubed potatoes, and peas.
  • Vegetarian version: Use vegan butter, vegetable stock, and dairy-free milk like soy. Skip the meat, and add portobello or cremini mushrooms for meatiness.
  • Use other meats: For a lighter version, use turkey. Try adding sausages for a heartier dish.

Can you cook rice and meat in the Instant Pot simultaneously?

Yes, but remember that the pressure cooker cooks rice in mere minutes. Therefore, use chicken and other fast-cooking meats.

Also, if you are looking for the best way to cook rice in the IP, here is the rice recipe

What kind of rice should be used?

I strongly suggest a mix of wild and long grain, so they’re both fully cooked within 5 minutes while retaining that nutty chewiness. White rice (raw), or even brown rice will work too.

chicken and rice soup recipe

What to serve with IP Chicken and Wild Rice Soup?

For a rustic and filling meal, nothing beats this dish with a home-baked crusty loaf or soft rolls.

It’s also delicious with a simple salad. Terrific with a grilled cheese too!

How to store leftovers?

I highly suggest dividing your leftovers into individual portions so that they’re easier to reheat.

Also, keep them in tightly sealed containers once completely cool. Consume within 3 days if storing in the refrigerator. It can last up to 2 months in the freezer.

To reheat, simply microwave ‘til hot.

More Pressure Cooker soups:

instant pot chicken and rice soup

Recipe Tips:

  • You may use cubed, skinless thighs if you prefer dark meat.
  • Also, don’t natural release all the way to avoid overcooking the ingredients.
  • Another fun way to serve this creamy soup would be in a fluffy bread bowl.
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5 from 8 reviews

Instant Pot Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Instant Pot Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is deliciously creamy with chunks of meat, nutty wild rice, and fresh veggies.

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 6 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes Total time: 30 mins

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Nutrition information

Calories: 449 Carbohydrates: 35 Protein: 26 Fat: 23 Saturated Fat: 13 Cholesterol: 111 Sodium: 993 Potassium: 809 Fiber: 3 Sugar: 5 Vitamin A: 4305 Vitamin C: 11 Calcium: 184 Iron: 1
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Pam Wattenbarger

I love a hot bowl of soup on a cold winter night! This looks like it would be a hit at our house!

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Claudia

That is so perfect for the cold weather! I love how easy this is to make. The Instant Pot makes everything better.

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Brianne

That sounds so good! I love to make soups like this when the weather gets cold, but it usually takes so much time. Making it in the instant pot is a real time saver.

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Heather

This looks so good! I'm sure if I made this for the family they would love it.

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Sarah Bailey

There is something about soup when the weather gets cold and you need something to warm up with and this recipe sounds incredible!

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Kate

I love anything I can make in my Instant Pot! And soup is a favorite, especially in the colder weather.

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Heather

I'm definitely looking to change up my IP soup. Thanks for the new recipe!

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Jamie H

Yum! This looks like amazing comfort food! I can't wait to try this recipe!

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Maysz

Wow this recipe looks so delicious and it makes me feel hungry. Perfect serving for dinner I would love to try recipe!

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Kita Bryant

Oh wow this soup turned out so well. I would love to make a batch of this for the family.

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Crizel Ibarra

Perfect for cold weather...this foods looks delicious and yummy . I can't Wait to try this at home..and it looks creamy

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Nikki Wayne

It looks so nice! The creaminess of this soup seems so addictive.

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Lynndee

Yum! I love having a good soup during the cold months. Thank you for the recipe!

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MELANIE EDJOURIAN

This sounds like a filling and nourishing meal with plenty of flavour. Perfect for the winter to warm you up after the afternoon school run.

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Kathy

This is one of my favorite soups. I've never tried making it myself yet though. I can't wait to give your recipe a try. It's been a while since I've had this soup.

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Beth

We love soup, I'll have to make this recipe soon! It looks delicious, and I love using my Instant Pot.

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Ruth I

This look so yummy.I love chicken! and soup. I'm sure my family would love to have this too.

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Crystal Carder

I love making soup this time of the year. I always get old of the canned soup, so I think I will try this recipe.

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Rena McDaniel

I've asked for one of these for Christmas. I really hope I get it (if not I'll buy it myself after haha)!

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