In a soup pot, combine carrots, celery, broccoli, onion, chicken base, and water, and bring to a boil.
Add milk, and wild rice, garlic, and thyme. Return to a boil.
In a small saucepan, add the butter and cook until the mixture bubbles. Remove from heat and stir until incorporated.
Add the shredded cheese (if using), sea salt freshly ground black pepper, and chicken
Stir and simmer until incorporated. Taste and adjust spices
Before serving, garnish with parsley, if desired