Easy Chicken and Rice Soup | Lunch And Dinner Recipes

Easy Chicken and Rice Soup | Lunch And Dinner Recipes

by Kinya - GlamLife MD June 28, 2018 This post contains affliate links

Easy Chicken and Rice Soup | Lunch And Dinner Recipes

Time to surprise your taste buds with this great homemade chicken and tasty soup idea. Soup lunch and dinner recipes ideas at their ultimate best!

Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon Natural Grapeseed Oil
  • 1 small yellow onion chopped
  • 1 cup chopped celery stalks
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons Chicken Bouillon Soup Base
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun Seasoning
  • 12 ounces cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 cup instant brown rice

DIRECTIONS

  • In a 4 quart pot placed over medium heat, heat the Natural Grapeseed Oil. Stir in the onion, celery, and carrots. Fry until it softens a bit. Add water, Chicken Bouillon Soup Base, Cajun Seasoning, chicken, and rice. Bring to a simmer for 10 minutes or until rice is soft.
  • Serve with crackers

NUTRITION FACTS

  • 380 Calories (kcal)
  • 14 Fat (g)
  • 3 Saturated Fat (g)
  • 44 Carbohydrates (g)
  • 5 Fiber (g)
  • 6 Sugar (g)
  • 186 Protein (g)
  • 35 Cholesterol (mg)
  • 930 Sodium (mg)

NOTES

Chicken and rice soup is a simple meal to make but very delicious. Imagine simmering shredded chicken to make a rich flavorful broth. Not forgetting the carrots, celery, onions and brown rice.

 Chicken is white meat. It is low in cholesterol, thus good for a healthy heart. Take it in moderation while substituting with other protein foods to get its maximum benefits

It is rich in proteins, and also a vital source of vitamins B and D, and minerals. It helps in boosting immunity, improve the nervous system, aid in digestion, and prevent a migraine.  Consuming diets which are rich in proteins are useful in weight reduction. If you are trying to reduce your weight, let chicken be part of protein source in your diet.

                To make perfect fluffy rice, you should use a pot whose bottom is heavy enough to prevent burning or scorching. Remove from heat and before you toss it using a fork, leave it covered for 10 minutes. If you cover it, it will give the rice time to distribute the moisture evenly.

Brown rice is the most ideal for this soup as it holds up better to cooking. You end up with a nourishing soup, filled with chicken, tender vegetables, and rice. You get to enjoy creamy thickness of the broth even without adding any cream. Ensure to taste to ascertain that it is well seasoned.

Carrots are so versatile, and you can use them in different recipes. Eat them raw, steamed or in stews. They are rich in minerals, fiber and Vitamin A. For good eyesight, eat plenty of carrots as it aids in proper vision. They are also excellent sources of antioxidants and have anti-aging properties.

                Celery is a useful component in soups, stews, and broth.  Whenever you have hunger pangs, it is a great snack to munch. Cut it into strips and consume it as a guilt-free snack.

To prepare perfect soup, you should purchase good quality celery. Select those with straight, rigid celery stalks having fresh leaves. Celery stalks should smell fresh. If the celery stalks are limp or smell musty, do not buy. Nobody wants to end up with some foul smelling soup anyway!

 Serve your Easy Chicken and Rice Soup in deep bowls. Store leftover soup in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to a week.

 

 

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