Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Chicken and Rice Soup

My husband hasn't been feeling the best lately. I asked him if he wanted me to make him some soup. His request was Chicken and Rice. I have made this recipe several times before for him. My husband loves rice. He prefers rice over noodles so this is his favorite chicken soup.
Chicken and Rice Soup

2 Tbsp olive oil
1 yellow onion, chopped 
3 carrots, shredded
2 celery stalks with tops, chopped
2 cups of rice
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tbsp flour
2 quarts of chicken stock
1 cup chicken, cooked and shredded
3 cups of water
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

  1. Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a large pot.
  2. Add the onion, carrots, and celery. Cook for 4 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic cloves and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add one cup of rice and stir for 1 minute so the rice toast.
  5. Clear a corner of the pot with no vegetables. 
  6. Add 1 Tbsp oil and add the flour to a corner of the pot. 
  7. Stir the flour and cook for 1 minute.
  8. Add the chicken stock and water. Cook for 5 minutes.  Stir.
  9. Add the other cup of rice and stir. Cook for 10 minutes.
  10. Add the cooked chicken and season to taste. Simmer for 10 minutes.
Recipe created by Jen of Sweet Morris.
Did you already know........
-The flu vaccine lasts at least a year.
-Over 200 viruses can cause the common cold.
-Many studies have shown hicken soup and other hot liquids will make a person with a cold feel better.

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