Rice Makes Chicken Soup A Hearty Dinner
Chicken soup is almost always the soothing go-to when you're sick. But instead of the plain old broth with bits of chicken, turn that soup into a sumptuous comfort food with rice and veggies.
Chicken soup is a favorite for sick and healthy people alike. You can buy it in the can or better yet, make it from scratch. It may seem like a huge undertaking, but it has to be one of the easiest soups out there to make -- just a few chicken breasts, a bouillon cube or two and some water. Seriously it's that easy. It's also pretty boring. That's why I love to make my own.
If you make it from scratch in your own kitchen, you can do whatever you want with it. Want it creamier? Add some milk or a nice buttery roux. Love vegetables? Go ahead and throw whatever you have in your fridge in that pot. Like your soup on the spicier side? Add an extra dose of ground pepper. Looking for something a little more filling? Add some ramen noodles. The options are endless and the final result is so much better than those little red and white cans.
I recently added rice to my pot of soup and the result was absolutely out of this world. The soup was thick, rich and some of the best homemade chicken soup I've ever had. The fact that the temperature was in the low 50s outside made this steaming bowl of goodness even better. So if you've never had rice in your chicken soup, don't wait 30-odd years like I did. Try it now. I promise you'll be happy you did.
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