Pressure Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Pressure cooker chicken and wild rice soup is a cream-based soup loaded with chicken, long grain and wild rice, carrots, onion and celery. A warm, hearty soup recipe for cold, snowy days.  It’s one of the best chicken recipes for your pressure cooker or Instant Pot!

Make this Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup in your pressure cooker or Instant Pot

Last week I spent two days at the Salt Lake City courthouse. I was a juror in a two day trial. The weather was snowy, and I didn’t want to venture outside for lunch. So I ate at the courthouse cafeteria. The food was pretty good for a courthouse cafeteria, and on the second day, chicken and wild rice soup was on the menu. It was pretty tasty, and I decided I should make it one night for dinner for my family.

Uncle Ben's Long Grain and Wild Rice

Making Chicken and Wild Rice Soup in an Instant Pot

An Instant Pot is one of the most popular brands of electric pressure cookers. They are easy to use and your Instant Pot can help you create this Chicken and Wild Rice Soup!

I used Uncle Ben’s Wild Rice mix, which is par boiled rice for a couple of reasons. First, I’ve purchased large containers of wild rice before, cooked it once, and then it just sat in the pantry until I finally got rid of it.

The second reason is because the stove top cook time is 20 minutes, so I knew it would cook quickly in the pressure cooker and I wouldn’t have to cook the chicken and rice separately.

A rich, creamy pressure cooker chicken and wild rice soup loaded with chicken, long grain and wild rice. A warm, hearty soup for cold days. 

While I was at the grocery store, I also planned to buy some bread sticks to serve with my soup. When I was in the bakery aisle, I saw bread bowls. So, I decided this pressure cooker chicken and wild rice soup was so thick and creamy, it would be perfect served in a bread bowl. And it was! If you would like to bake your own bread bowls, here is a bread bowls recipe that you can use.

Pressure cooker chicken and wild rice soup is a quick, easy and delicious pressure cooker soup recipe. However you serve it, your family will be glad you did.

Yield: 8 servings

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Pressure cooker chicken and wild rice soup is a cream-based soup loaded with chicken, long grain and wild rice, carrots, onion, and celery. A quick-cooking, hearty soup recipe you'll want to make again and again!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 2 14 oz. cans chicken broth
  • 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts, uncooked and diced
  • 6 oz. package Uncle Bens Long Grain & wild Rice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • dash red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup half and half


  1. Select Saute and add butter to the pressure cooker pot. When butter is melted, add the onion, carrot, and celery and cook, stirring occasionally until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add chicken broth, chicken, wild rice (discard seasoning packet) salt, pepper, and parsley to the pressure cooking pot.
  3. Lock lid in place, select High Pressure and 5 minutes cook time and start. When timer beeps, turn off pressure cooker, wait 5 minutes, then do a quick pressure release.
  4. In a small bowl, dissolve cornstarch in 2 tablespoons water. Select Simmer (Saute on low on the Instant Pot) and add cornstarch mixture to the pot stirring constantly. Add cubed cream cheese and stir until cheese is melted. Add milk and half and half and heat through but do not bring to a boil.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 315 Total Fat: 17g Saturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 84mg Sodium: 1098mg Carbohydrates: 21g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 6g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 19g
Nutrition information is calculated by Nutritionix and may not always be accurate.
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