18 January 2007

More soup for you!

I felt like I was coming down with something this morning so after lunch I made up some soup for dinner tonight. It turned out really yummy, and if I don't record the recipe, I'll never remember it despite my best intentions.

Not Your Average Chicken Soup
3 tbsp unsalted butter
1 small to medium onion, finely chopped
2 large carrots, diced
3 celery stalks, sliced
1 cup brown rice
4 boneless skinless chicken thighs
3 quarts water
1 tsp dried basil leaves
3/4 cup alphabet pasta
2 tbsp flour

Melt butter in a large soup pot or Dutch oven. Add vegetables and cook until onions are clear. Add rice and saute for a few minutes. Add chicken thighs and water. Bring to a boil and let simmer for several hours (I did about 4 hours) Add basil and salt and pepper to taste after a couple hours. Break up the chicken thighs with your spoon. Bring soup back up to a boil and add pasta and cook for another 10 minutes or so until pasta is done. Mix flour with a small amount of water and add to soup and return to a boil.

I served this with the Quick Wheat Rolls from my mom's upcoming cookbook. They are more like muffins with a crunchy exterior and were a hit with the entire family. They mix up really quick.


Heidi said...

Soup sounds SOOOO good. I may just give this a shot since I seem to have all the ingredients for it. I won't know how it really tastes though, because this blasted cold I have has seized my taste buds, and I can't smell anything... But this *looks* like it tastes good, so I'll give my thumbs up anyway... LOL

Amanda said...

The wheat rolls sound yummy. I'm going to have to try them. Thanks for the recipe!