Sunday, February 1, 2015

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup (10 Days of Family Friendly Soups)

This series: I've made a lot of soup in the past few years.  I've come to know what my family will eat and what they won't.  Why don't you put my experience to work for you?!  Hope you find something tasty!  (I think you will!)

10 Days of Family Friendly Soups :: Day 7

I make a lot of soups.  There are some shortcuts I never take, for example, I never buy pre-chopped veggies.  And there are some ingredient short cuts I do take... In this soup, I use a pre-packaged wild rice mix.  It's a convenience I take advantage of to get an otherwise "home-made" soup on the table.  This is a very basic, but very tasty chicken and rice soup... definitely perfect for cold days or days when you have a cold :)

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

(this recipe makes a large double batch of soup, suitable for a large family dinner plus leftovers!)

7 c. water
7 c. chicken broth
4 c. shredded cooked chicken
6 stalks celery, chopped
6 carrots, peeled and sliced into coins
1 large onion, peeled and chopped
2 cubes chicken bouillon
2 bay leaves
2 c. frozen mixed vegetables (optional)
1 box Uncle Ben's Long Grain Wild Rice
salt and pepper to taste


In a large pot, combine water and chicken broth.
Add chicken, celery, carrots, onion, bay leaves,and bouillon.  Reduce heat to low.
Cover and simmer for 15 - 20 minutes.
Add rice and rice seasoning packet.
Continue to simmer for another 15 - 20 minutes or until rice is tender.
Add frozen vegetables is desired.  Reheat.
Add salt and pepper to taste.


This soup freezes well.  Just thaw, reheat, and eat!

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