January 25, 2010
what better way to get over the devastating loss last night than another snow day?
at the moment grant is having himself a much-deserved nap on the couch and i'm tapping away at the computer whilst surveying dipping tree branches and whirly tornados of snow in the yard. and talk about apropos for the current snowglobe status.. today i have a soup recipe to to rave about.
from the looks of our latest menu, you wouldn't know that grant and i are not big soup eaters. last week, in the spirit of winter and the cold that wracked my sinuses, we tried two new blends and happily found them to be bowl-finishers. before i could even ask, grant gave a solid 'yes' to my customary 'would you have this again?' question. definitely a good sign. the first of the two soups was a traditional chicken noodle that i revamped with rice and sour cream. mm. hope you love. ps. it's even yummier with some saltines + monterey jack.
super easy chicken and rice soup adapted from hannah's recipe
1 T. butter
light drizzle of olive oil
1/4 to 1/2 c. chopped onion
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1 cup finely chopped carrots
2 cans chicken broth
2 cans (from the broth), filled with water
2 cups cooked chicken breast, cubed
1/4 teaspoon basil
1/4 teaspoon oregano
salt, pepper, and mrs. dash to taste
desired amount of hot, cooked rice
dollop of sour cream (just enough for a hint of creaminess, without making it thick)
1. in a large pot over medium heat, melt butter and drizzle in olive oil. add onion and cook until translucent and tender, about 5 minutes. add garlic and stir around for about 30 seconds.
2. stir in carrots, chicken, chicken broth, water, and seasonings.
3. bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes. before serving, add rice and spoonful of sour cream. stir until blended and heated-through.
*note the lack of celery in this recipe. feel free to add it if you like. no celery fans live in this house.


marta said...

mm. oh my heavens, thank you. i needed something to make for dinner tonight! i am using canned costco chicken and just drained it and shredded by whisking it. super simple. also am substituting spiral pasta for rice. and am throwing in a bit of celery; must sneak it in our lives somehow. a perfect 'there's nothing to eat in this house' meal.

stay cozy.

Renee said...

this does sound yummmy! I love the rice and sour cream additions...creamy soup,ummmm!

erin elizabeth king said...

summer, we had this tonight last minute! michael said "i want soup." so i said, "i have just the thing." thanks! p.s. i have an idea about the julia child cookbook! oh, and i haven't been able to try anything from PW's cookbook yet, but i did make her mexican rice off the site the other night and it was delish!

LobotoME said...




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Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

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