Tuesday, February 23, 2010

cold day / warm soup...

I haven't shared a recipe lately, so I thought this might be a good time of year to share a hearty soup. This is super simple [my favorite kind of recipe] and involves few pots and pans [can it get any better] and it is almost better the next day as leftovers [don't pass out on me :] Our oh-so generous boss has given us a turkey breast for Thanksgiving the last several years and this is a wonderful way to use it. You can use cooked chicken, I'm sure it would be just as scrumptious! The hubby says that you know a soup is good when it prominently features 'exploded rice' - the rice is dropped into boiling water and then simmers for a long time, when it soaks up all that broth it... well... explodes for lack of a more culinary word.
Without more wordiness, here is the
Turkey [or Chicken] and Rice Soup

makes 12 cups


2 c turkey or chicken, cooked & cubed

1 c carrots, chopped

1 c celery, chopped

1/2 c onion, diced

2 Tbsp dried parsley

3 Tbsp chicken bouillon [if using cubes, enough for 10 c water]

1/4 tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

3/4 c rice
10 c water


Bring water to a boil; add bouillon
Put all other ingredients in; bring to a boil
Cover & simmer for 45 minutes

note: this soup works wonders to combat the bajillion inches of snow we have seen this winter in Ohio [and the rest of the northeast]


  1. oh this sounds perfect...i wish i had ingredients on hand. it is wet and snowy here this would be great on a day like today.

  2. Thanks so much for this recipe! I made it last week and it was wonderful. I even pureed some up for Noah and he enjoyed it too. :)