Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  385
  • Protein  18 g
  • Carbohydrates  31 g
  • Fat  21 g
  • Cholesterol  42 mg
  • Sodium  315 mg
  • Potassium  415 mg
  • Phosphorus  209 mg
  • Calcium  37 mg
  • Fiber  2.0 g

Cream of Chicken Wild Rice Asparagus Soup

Try this delicious kidney-friendly recipe for Cream of Chicken Wild Rice Asparagus Soup by DaVita dietitian Brenda from Washington. She uses some of her favorite regional foods so you can create a delicious, dialysis-appropriate meal with splendid flavors from the Pacific Northwest.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes


Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Brenda from Washington.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup wild rice
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 6-1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 2 cups asparagus
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup extra dry vermouth
  • 2 cups cooked chicken
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 4 cups liquid nondairy creamer
  • 2 tablespoons chives

Preparation

  1. Soak wild rice in hot water for 30 minutes, then drain. 
  2. In a saucepan, combine wild rice and 2 cups chicken broth. Bring to a slow boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for about 45 minutes, covered. 
  3. Remove from heat, allow rice to sit, covered, for additional 15 minutes. Set aside and let cool.
  4. Mince garlic. Dice onion, carrots and asparagus.
  5. In a Dutch oven, melt butter and sauté the garlic and onion until tender. Add carrots and asparagus. Continue to cook until tender. 
  6. Mix in flour and cook over low heat for approximately 10 minutes, stirring frequently. 
  7. Pour in remaining 4-1/2 cups chicken broth and vermouth. Using a wire whisk, blend until smooth.
  8. Dice chicken into small pieces. Add chicken and seasonings to vegetables, and then slowly add the nondairy creamer. Simmer for 20 minutes. 
  9. Fold in prepared wild rice, and serve. Top with chives as a garnish if desired. 

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 1 starch
  • 1 nondairy
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium

Carbohydrate choices

2

Helpful hints

  • Steps 1 through 3 can be done up to 24 hours ahead; refrigerate cooked rice until ready to use.
  • Count as 1 cup fluid if you are on a fluid restriction.
  • Omit the salt if reduced-sodium broth is used instead of low-sodium broth.
  • A two-cup serving is meal size portion. For an appetizer portion decrease serving to 3/4 cup. (153 cal, 7 g protein, 12 g carbohydrate, 8 g fat, 120 mg sodium, 158 mg potassium, 80 g phosphorus).
 

Write a Comment

Already have a myDaVita.com account? Sign in to review. If not, register now.

Tell us what you think.

Rate it:



All comments will be approved by a DaVita teammate and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive. For more information, please see frequently asked questions.

What's everyone saying?

2 Comments | Average User Rating:

Cream of Chicken Wild Rice Asparagus Soup

olijoe1 says:

5

This is fantastic.....even my son liked it and he doesn't like asparagus. I have also made it with green beans instead and it comes out just as good. I disagree with MGD2Lite's review...maybe you need to add more of the seasonings?

Jun. 05, 2013, 5:54 PM - Inappropriate review?

Cream of Chicken Wild Rice Asparagus Soup

MGD2Lite says:

1

BLAND is not a descriptive enough word...like runny wallpaper glue with 'chunks' in it...very expensive to make for no flavor at all...this one's a dud.

Feb. 29, 2012, 3:16 PM - Inappropriate review?

Have No Fear, Diet Helper is Here

Get kidney-friendly meal plans with DaVita Diet Helper.

Start Today

Recipe Alerts-
Sign Up

Receive a monthly newsletter with our newest kidney-friendly recipes.

Sign Up Today

Download a Cookbook

Get a free recipe collection from the DaVita kitchen.

Start Today

Food Analyzer

Manage your kidney diet by finding values for 13 nutrients, including potassium and phosphorus.

Analyze Now

Phosphorus Challenge

Use this tool to learn about the important role phosphorus plays in the kidney diet.

Sign Up Today

Kidney Diet Tips Blog

Recipes, tips and news for people on a kidney diet.

Read Now

DaVita

© 2004-2014 DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. All rights reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy of medical information | Web Privacy Policy | Safe Harbor Privacy | FAQs | Site map
This site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a physician.
Please check with a physician if you need a diagnosis and/or for treatments as well as information regarding your specific condition. If you are experiencing urgent medical conditions, call 9-1-1

116