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Instant Pot Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Total Time: 40 min
  • Yield: Serves 6
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Thick and creamy Instant Pot chicken and wild rice soup is a hearty one pot soup that is quick and easy to make with common kitchen ingredients! And you'll love that it only has a 5 minute cook time.


  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 2 large chicken breasts, diced into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cans (14.5 fluid oz. each) chicken broth
  • 1 pkg. (6 oz) Uncle Ben’s Long-Grain and WIld Rice (discard seasoning packet)
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • dash red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoon cold water
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup milk 
  • 1 cup half-and-half


  1. Select “Browning/Sauté” option on your electric pressure cooker.
  2. Melt butter in the pot. Add the onion, carrots, and celery. Sauté until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the chicken, chicken broth, rice, parsley, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  4. Lock the lid, place the valve to the sealing position, and select the “High Pressure” option and 5 minutes cook time. When the cook time ends, turn off the pressure cooker. After 5 minutes, do the quick pressure release. 
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and cold water. Select the “Simmer/Sauté” and add the slurry to the pot, stirring constantly. Add cream cheese and stir until melted.
  6. Stir in milk and half-and-half.
  7. Heat through, without boiling, and serve.


  • Feel free to sub the Uncle Bens rice with 3/4 of a cup of brown rice or another rice mix that you have on hand. 
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: instant pot
  • Cuisine: American

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