Menu Planning

Creamy Wild Rice and Chicken over Potatoes


Wild rice and paddling go together. Some of the first canoes were used to harvest wild rice, and if you paddle in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness chances are you have paddled through a rice field. It not only goes with paddling, but it tastes great. A wild rice soup poured over mashed potatoes fills the stomach and makes a satisfying end to a day of paddling. This recipe is quick, hardy and easy to carry.

Creamy Wild Rice and Chicken over Potatoes Recipe (Serves 2)

Calories: 425 per person

Boil water. Pour 2/3 cup into a freezer bag with the potato buds, add ghee. Mix. Add rice, bouillon and soup to the boiling water. Stir well. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for five minutes or until the rice is tender. Add more water if you want a thinner soup. Split potatoes into two bowls, indent the potatoes and pour the creamy wild rice soup over.

Serve with bannock.

Dehydrating Wild Rice

For dehydrated wild rice, boil 2 cups of water. Add 3 Tbsp. of wild rice to the boiling rice. Reduce to a simmer and simmer for 30 or 40 minutes until tender. Dehydrate at about 135 degrees for several hours. Rice dries quickly.

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    • Hey Bryan,
      This looks great and I think I’ll try it out soon, and I’m going to try out dehydrating wild rice too. For those paddlers that might find themselves travelling through La Ronge, Saskatchewan, on the way to paddling paradise, Robertson Trading Post has bags of locally grown wild rice for great inexpensive prices. I can’t remember how much it cost, but when I came home with a 1 lb bag in September my wife seemed to figure I had gotten a smokin’ deal. And for those that have never been to Robertson Trading Post, it’s an absolute must to stop in and check it out at the start or end of any northern Saskatchewan trip. You’ll be amazed.

    • Hi Bryan,
      Reading more closely, I have a question – this serves two, right? Is that two really hungry paddlers, or two “normal” people (if you can call someone who is not a paddler “normal”)?
      Cheers again,

      • If you’re really hungry, you might want to bulk it up a bit. It’s pretty filling with bannock or some other type of bread. It’d be a good open face sandwich/soup thing. Without bread, because the soup is rich, you could easily add more potatoes or more rice.

    • pst…. over on PaddlingLight’s Facebook page, Tony Johannsen suggests adding dehydrated mushrooms to the mix. Sounds good to me.

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