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Wild Rice and Chicken Sausage Stew

This Wild Rice and Chicken Sausage Stew is deliciously hearty and satisfying while also being incredibly healthy thanks to lots of vegetables!
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Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Sausage Recipes, Easy Dinners, Healthy Dinners, Hearty Soup Recipes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Author: Sues


  • 1 cup wild rice or wild rice blend (or rice of your choice)
  • 2 ½ Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 parsnips, chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 4 links chicken sausage (flavor of your choice), sliced
  • 4 cups chicken broth (low or no sodium)
  • 1 ¼ cup whole milk
  • cup flour


  • Cook rice according to directions, until just al dente.
  • Pour 1 ½ Tbsp olive oil into a medium-sized stock pot or dutch oven. Add in onion, carrots, celery, parsnips, and mushrooms and stir. Cook for about 5 minutes, until softened. Add garlic and cook for another minute. Sprinkle in cayenne, salt, and pepper.
  • In a separate medium saucepan, cook chicken sausage in 1 Tbsp olive oil over medium heat until heated through and browned a bit.
  • Pour chicken stock into stockpot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and let cook another 5 minutes. Stir in chicken sausage.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the flour and milk.
  • Add rice to stockpot and stir in flour/milk roux.  Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Taste and add more salt, pepper, or cayenne if needed.
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