My pre-scrpt: I am deeply processing two recent past events I want to share/explore with you. Both of them rocked my world in very different ways. It will take me a while to get them posted. My typing skills are degrading fast and I just won’t do something until I am empowered to do it well. In the waiting, I find myself in need of comfort on this cold dreary day on the outside as well as on the inside. Here’s some “comfort food” to share. Enjoy:)
A Recipe For My Table Next Week
Super Easy Chicken & Rice Soup
Use leftover rice and purchase a rotisserie chicken to make this super easy yet heartwarming soup.
35 min. total time
1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter
1 small (1/2 cup) onion, chopped
2 to 3 ribs (1 cup) celery, sliced
2 to 3 medium (1 cup) carrots, coarsely chopped
(1 can sweet corn, we love corn)
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
48 ounces (6 cups) chicken broth
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika (this is supposed to be a new great new seasoning)
2 cups cooked rice*
2 cups skinned, boned, chopped deli rotisserie chicken (I cut up chicken with kitchen scissors)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, if desired
Salt, if desired
Pepper, if desired
Melt butter in 4- to 6-quart saucepan over medium heat until sizzling. Add onion, celery, carrots and garlic; continue cooking 3-5 minutes or until onions are softened.
Add chicken broth, water and paprika. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 7-9 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil and carrots are tender. Stir in rice, chicken, corn and parsley. Cook 5-7 minutes or until heated through. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Serve immediately.
*Substitute cooked wild or brown rice. (I’ve seen it served with mexican cheese and fresh avocado as a garnish)
To save some time, purchase a bag of matchstick or julienne carrots for this recipe.
Calories: 200Fat: 5gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 1040mgCarbohydrates: 20gDietary Fiber: 1gProtein: 17g
Recipe #15462©2012Land O’Lakes, Inc.
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