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Asian Chicken, Shrimp & Wild Rice Soup

In the time the wild rice takes to cook, you can prepare the rest of the ingredients for this brightly flavoured chicken soup. When the rice is ready, the soup can move from stove to bowl almost instantly. All the individual flavours shine as a whole in this Asian-inspired soup.
Serves: 8
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 45 min


2 tbsp cilantro, fresh, minced
½ lb boneless, skinless chicken breast(s), diced
½ cup wild rice, dry
1 tbsp canola oil
2 tbsp ginger, minced
8 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp lemon zest
¼ tsp hot red chili pepper flakes
2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp lemon juice
3 cups baby spinach
1 lb shrimp, large, raw, peeled
1 tsp sesame oil
½ cup green onion(s), sliced

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Cook wild rice according to package directions, about 45 minutes.

  2. Heat oil in large saucepan or Dutch oven. Add diced chicken, minced ginger root, garlic, lemon peel and hot pepper flakes. Sauté gently until very fragrant and the chicken is thoroughly cooked.

  3. Pour in chicken broth, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce and lemon juice. Bring to a boil.

  4. Add shrimp. Bring to a boil and simmer until shrimp are cooked. Add spinach and sesame oil. Remove from heat so you don't overcook the shrimp and spinach. Taste and adjust seasonings.

  5. Serve with rice, sliced green onions and minced cilantro.

Helpful Tip

Try substituting fresh parsley for cilantro. Total recipe makes 3 L (8 x 375 mL).

Nutrition Info

Per 360 g serving Amount
Protein25 g
Fat5 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Carbohydrate14 g
Fibre1 g
Sugar1 g
Cholesterol105 mg
Sodium340 mg
Per 360 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A10
Vitamin C15
Vitamin B617
Vitamin B1250