This vegan creamy cauliflower wild rice soup is brimming with good-for-you ingredients yet you’d never know it based on taste. Its savory, rich, and oh-so-creamy base is made with a combination of nourishing cauliflower-cashew cream and vegetable broth.
This soup has quickly taken hold as one of my all-time favorites. It’s rich, buttery, and comforting yet brimming with nourishing, good-for-you ingredients.
Food blogger’s honor, you’d never know it was “healthy” or “good for you” based on taste.
And yet it’s packed with immunity-boosting and energizing vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Think: vitamin c, vitamin k, folate, copper, magnesium, manganese, selenium, fiber, vitamin a, and biotin.
To make this vegan creamy cauliflower wild rice soup, you’ll start by cooking a cup of wild rice.
I use a wild rice blend, but feel free to use whichever variation of wild rice is your favorite.
About halfway through cooking the rice, you’ll get to work on the other elements of the soup.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and then add four cups of fresh cauliflower florets and boil until tender (about 10 minutes). Set aside.
While the cauliflower boils, dice a large onion, a few carrots, and a few celery stalks. Heat a bit of olive oil in a large stockpot or dutch oven and add the diced vegetables along with a bit of dried thyme and rosemary. Sauté the vegetables for about five minutes, or until they begin to soften.
Then, add three cloves minced garlic and continue to cook for another minute, or until the garlic softens.
Next, add a quart of low-sodium vegetable broth to the stockpot, increase the heat, and bring the mixture to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, add the reserved boiled cauliflower to a high-speed blender along with raw cashews, nutritional yeast, fresh lemon juice, and sea salt. Blend on high until super smooth and creamy.
Once the base of the soup has finished simmering, add the creamy cauliflower-cashew mixture to the pot along with the cooked wild rice.
Increase the heat to medium-low and simmer for just five minutes.
Taste and generously season with more sea salt and lots of freshly ground black pepper.
Once the soup is ready, ladle it into bowls and serve warm.
Perhaps topped with a handful of oyster crackers for an extra-cozy touch…
Leftovers can be refrigerated for up to 5 days or frozen for up to one month.
In fact, this is one of those soups that tastes even better on the second day once the flavors have had a chance to fully mingle and meld.