OK, you are going to be seeing quite a few soup recipes appearing in this series now because I have quite an impressive collection of chicken carcasses littering my freezer these days, and I need to use them up before I start becoming tempted to throw them away. Plus, I bought two more whole chickens in the States a couple of weeks back - sue me - they were 98 cents/lb!!!!! - so I really need to start utilizing this stuff. So, you might all get souped-out because, trust me, I know I will be.
I do enjoy chicken & rice soup, so this is what I decided to make with one of my carcasses the other day. And it was pretty good, I must say - way better than the canned crap.
Chicken, Rice, and Lemon Soup
1 litre chicken stock using a chicken carcass
1 cup chicken breast, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/4 cup long grain rice (I used jasmine as that's what I have on hand)
freshly grated garlic, to taste
salt & pepper to taste
Bring stock to a boil, and onion & carrot. Add chicken, lemon & rice. Simmer until rice is tender. Season to taste. Add garlic & simmer a few minutes. Add cilantro last. Serve.
Seriously, it was that easy!