Comforting Chicken and Rice Soup


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time35 mins
  • Makes6 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.


  • 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


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

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This article was originally published on Jan 24, 2014

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