Comforting Chicken and Rice Soup

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PREP TIME

10 min

TOTAL TIME

35 min

Makes

6 Servings

Comforting Chicken and Rice Soup

Photo: Maya Visnyei

You can use homemade or store-bought stock in this simple but hearty chicken and rice soup.


Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup basmati rice , rinsed
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup diced leek , (white and light green part only)
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 3 cups diced carrot
  • 2 cups diced parsnip
  • 8 cups Master Chicken Stock
  • 2 tsp chopped thyme
  • 3 cupps shredded cooked chicken
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper

Instructions

  • Combine 1 ¼ cups water and rise in a small pot over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, turn heat to low, cover and cook for 15 min or until rice is cooked. Remove from burner.
  • Heat butter and oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion, leek and celery and sauté for 4 min or until softened. Add carrot and parsnip and sauté for 4 min or until beginning to soften. Add chicken stock and thyme and bring to a boil.
  • Simmer 15 min or until vegetables are tender. Add chicken, cooked rice and parsley. Season with salt and pepper, and simmer 2 min longer.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 351,
  • Protein
  • 25 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38 g,
  • Fat
  • 10 g,
  • Fibre
  • 5 g,
  • Sodium
  • 435 mg.

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