Wednesday, December 02, 2009

101 Uses for a Roast Chicken #22: Chicken & Rice Soup

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!


Bellini Valli said...

Nothing like soup to warm the toes on days like this...although it seems to be warm, where is the snow...not that I am complaining:D

Palidor said...

Bring on the soup! Especially when it's as tasty as this one. I save all the bones too, although it takes me a while to amass enough for a pot of stock.

Pierce said...

I LOVE soup! I am glad you will be making lots of it...this is one of my favorite series you write.

Anonymous said...

I love soups too...! Not just that but its so easy to feed to my little girl... I will try this recipe out for her...Thanks W... looking forward to more neat soup ideas !...
PS : Its me...aka Nat.

sassy said...

O/T - WC, are you aware that ReTorte has been nominated for a Canadian Blog Award (in the crafts, cooking category)

Elra said...

Sounds really comforting. Love soup and rice.

Bob said...

It would be pretty hard to get souped out this time of year, IMO. It sounds awesome, love the lemon in there.

Wandering Coyote said...

Val: I woke up to -10C this morning!!!

A Year on the Grill said...

Soup is good!

keep em coming, got plans for a few chicken bones myself... need to see what I can do with em

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A great soup! Another nice way of using leftovers!



monicajane said... know I'm a soup person...and the cilantro is a great twist..

I make chicken soup at least once a month through the winter...

I see a version with cilantro in my near future...

I'm at a new URL which you can find by clicking thru...hope to see you there...all old stuff on there right now.

Chris said...

Nice classic soup! It serves as the downfall of chicken, it should have evolved into something that didn't taste as good in so many dishes, ha ha.


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