Monday, October 16, 2006

It's that time of year again...

Well, folks, it's that time of year again. Time when people start getting sick. Eww. I cannot stand being sick. Even worse than that, I cannot stand my family being sick. So, what's a wife and mom to do? Why, make Chicken and Rice soup, of course!!!

Here's the recipe I make every time we start getting sick. Yes, I know there is a lot of garlic in it. We LOVE garlic (if in doubt, see this post) and it is very good for you. But, feel free to use less or even leave it out completely if you wish.

Mrs. U's Chicken and Rice Soup

2 onions, chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
1 ½ cups shredded carrot
1 bulb garlic, minced
3 T extra virgin olive oil
8 cups chicken stock (preferably homemade)
2 bays leaves
1 T peppercorns, whole
½ jalapeno, chopped finely
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 ½ T dried parsley
1 ½ cups brown rice
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat olive oil in stock pot on med high heat. Sautee onion, celery and carrot in olive oil for about 10 minutes (until softened). Stir in chicken stock, bay leaves, garlic, peppercorns and jalapeno. Drop in chicken breasts. Bring to a boil and then cook over medium low heat for about 30 minutes. Remove chicken and chop into bite sized pieces and return to pot. Stir in parsley and brown rice. Cook 45 minutes until rice is done. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Debby Brown said...

Chicken soup with rice is our family favorite as well. It tastes even better if we try and quote the entire book while eating it.

O my O once, O my O twice, O my O chicken soup with rice!

Julieann said...

Love, Love, Love Chicken soup!!!! Another great recipe Mrs.U:)


Kelli said...

We love garlic too! Your soup sounds delicious!

Mindy said...

Mrs. U...your soup sounds so yummy! Nothing like a big pot of chicken soup simmering..the smell is wonderful! Happy Fall to you!

Susan P. said...

Chicken soup spells love to me:)


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