Mushroom and Rice Soup Recipe

This savory Mushroom & Rice Soup with thyme and just a dash of sherry, is a simple way to add just a touch of sophistication to your weeknight meals.

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Mushroom and Rice Soup Recipe

Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 25 mins


  • 1 bag Success® White Rice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup thinly sliced green onion
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried thyme leaves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp dry sherry


  • This warm and comforting soup is simple with a sophisticated touch. Made with sautéed mushrooms and onions, Success® White Rice, chopped herbs, broth and a dash of sherry, this soup will impress in less than 30 minutes.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Heat oil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add mushrooms and onions and sauté for 3-5 minutes, until tender.

    Step 3

  • Add broth, pepper and thyme. Reduce heat to low and simmer until thoroughly heated, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in rice and sherry. Heat thoroughly, stirring occasionally.

    Recipe Tips

    If you want to make this soup alcohol free, let it simmer for at least 10 minutes after adding in the sherry, so that the alcohol boils off. Or, simply omit the sherry and add 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar, instead.

  • If you want to add whole grains to this soup, substitute Success® Brown Rice in for the white rice used here.

Mushrooms, Sherry and Thyme

This soup is a tasty and comforting way to stay warm when temperatures drop. The savory blend of mushrooms and onions with thyme and broth mixed with hearty rice makes this dish easy to prepare, delicious and filling. Plus, we add a secret ingredient to this dish that helps to enrich its overall flavor. A dash of sherry does wonders for this hearty soup!

What is Sherry?

Sherry is a fortified wine made from specific varieties of white grapes found in Spain. It can be dry or sweet and is meant to be sipped in small glasses. However, it is also commonly added to recipes, including creamy soups, to give them a delicious finishing touch. Sherry pairs especially well with mushrooms and onions and gives a surprisingly savory taste that results in restaurant-quality dishes.

If you get yourself a small bottle of sherry but don’t know what to do with the rest, save it and toss some into an Asian Stir-Fry or our Chicken and Ginger Fried Rice. Sherry is an amazing ingredient to have on hand to add just a hint of great flavor to many types of dishes.

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