September 21, 2010

Chicken, Veggie, and Rice Soup

The other day I made macaroni and cheese for Asher for breakfast - shut the hell up, it was whole grain! and after he took the first bite said "Why you put sand in my macacheese?". So clearly I can screw up boxed mac and cheese. That's talent, yo. 

And with that bright, shining endorsement, here's another recipe.

Old Fashioned chicken, veggie, and rice soup

8  cups chicken broth
1/2  onion, chopped
3  stalks celery, diced
3  carrots, diced
2-3  garlic cloves, minced
1  cup uncooked rice
1 1/2  teaspoons dried thyme
2  cups cooked chicken, cubed

Combine broth, onion, celery, carrots and garlic in a large soup pot, bring to a boil. Add rice and thyme, reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the chicken and heat through. Eat up!

Note: The recipe calls for garlic cloves. Let me just say this, make sure you use garlic cloves and not ground cloves. Not that I had any issue in that sense. I certainly did not get a hint of a strange smell/taste in my first batch. And I didn't go back and look at all the ingredients I used and determine I made that mistake. Not me, no sir.


Texan Zombie Goddess said...

Sure, I often mistake cloves for garlic cloves. Just like some mistake salt for sugar lol ;).

Teisha said...

Look delicious!

Oh, and mac-n-cheese is definitely a major food group at our house. Alexa would die and think she's gone to heaven if I made it for breakfast.

Michelle said...

Dissing your cooking skills at the beginning of your recipe is no way to sell it!

This looks yummy though.

Rathi said...

I am so gonna try this... will this be alright even when i minus the chicken.. ?

Ordie O. said...

Oh my God, you've got me crying again! Ground cloves! Girl, you're a mess.

Anonymous said...

Ratz, yep, minus chicken is just as good.
Ordie (Mom), shut it.

Lorie Shewbridge said...

The soup looks delicious! I can understand the ground cloves vs. garlic clove mistake if I didn't have my glasses on.
I happen to agree with Asher, whole grain Mac & Cheese tastes like it has sand in it, so I don't think it had anything to do with the way you made it. TeeHee
BTW, don't talk to you mother that way, what kind of an example are you setting for your kids? :-)