This post has a recipe for creamy chicken and rice soup made with healthy ingredients–perfect for an autumn meal plan or when you need comfort food.
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This soup can be classified as the comfort of all comfort foods: Creamy, frugal and filling, it’s the perfect addition to any cold winter night.
One of my best friends actually introduced me to it about a year ago. I was in a soup rut at the time. It seemed all I ever made was potato soup, chicken tortilla soup (recipe coming in our freebie for subscribers!) or chicken noodle soup.
And I had never tasted a chicken and rice soup quite like this. Despite its filling qualities, it seemed I couldn’t get enough!
My dear friend is now serving the Lord in Asia, but I still keep her recipe written on a scrap piece of paper from her old Tennessee kitchen. I’ve tweaked it a bit, and feel free to change it up according to your dietary needs.
Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup
- 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 large (or 2 small) carrot, sliced into "coins"
- 2-3 ribs celery, chopped
- 1/4 c. butter (or coconut oil for dairy free)
- 1/2 c. white whole wheat flour (or rice flour for GF)
- 8 cups chicken broth
- 3 cups pre-cooked rice (white, brown or wild....I use brown.)
- 1 c. cubed or shredded cooked chicken breast
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- rosemary, to taste
- 1 c. milk (or rice milk for dairy free)
- In a large saucepan, saute the garlic, carrot and celery in butter until tender.
- Stir in flour until blended.
- Gradually add broth.
- Stir in rice, chicken, salt, pepper and rosemary.
- Bring to a boil over medium heat.
- Cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until thickened.
- Stir in milk and cook 2-3 minutes longer.
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