Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Homemade chicken and rice soup

Hi all,
  I thought I would share with you the homemade chicken and rice soup recipe I made last night.  I had a lot of chicken left on my roasted chicken from the night before, so I decided to pull off all the meat and set aside.  Then I followed this recipe with a few minor changes.

  Step 1: I followed with these adjustments:  I only used about a 1/4 of an onion, because we are not much on onions around here, but I figured it needed it for the seasoning.  I didn't have minced garlic, so I just put in some garlic powder (sorry, I didn't measure...just threw some in).  I didn't have "seasoning salt,"  so I just threw some celery salt in there.

Step 2: I followed exactly.

Step 3: I did not add anymore onion.  I did not have any green beans, so I just used the left over canned corn I had in the fridge from the night before, and added some extra celery and carrots.  While the veggies were cooking in the broth, I made the rice separately on the stove.

Step 4:  Since my chicken was left over roasted chicken, it was already cooked and seasoned, so I just broke into small pieces and threw them in along with some butter.

Step 5:  I added the rice that I cooked on the stove top, and let soup simmer just a bit.  This is also where I taste tested to determine what seasonings I might need to add.  Needed more salt, a little more celery salt, pepper and a touch more of garlic powder.

This would have been great with some crusty garlic bread and a salad, but I had also made a cake with homemade chocolate icing (I'll share that in another post) that takes about 2 hours to make so I was just not motivated to do anymore! :) It was just fine alone, with the cake for dessert.  There was plenty left over for me to put some in the fridge for tomorrows lunch, and froze a large container for dinner another time.

Enjoy, and Happy Cooking!


Heather said...

mmm, looks tasty! I love chicken soup

Tina said...

Looks soooo good! Can't wait to give it a go =)

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