Chicken & Rice Soup

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Chicken & Rice Soup

This is a great, easy chicken-and-rice soup. We like to use instant brown rice because it cooks so quickly, but you could substitute cooked brown rice (stirred in at the end) if you have it on hand. Try the recipe with other herbs if you like, such as dill or tarragon.

Yield: 6 servings, 1 1/2 cups each
Active Time: 35
Total Time: 35


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 7 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup instant brown rice
  • 8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add carrots, onion and celery and cook, stirring, until beginning to soften, 3 to 5 minutes. Add broth and bring to a boil. Add rice, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add chicken and peas and gently simmer until the chicken is just cooked through, about 5 minutes. Stir in parsley, vinegar and pepper.


Nutrition Per Serving

calories 175
fat 4 g (1 g sat, 2 g mono)
cholesterol 21 mg
carbohydrates 13 g
protein 15 g
fiber 3 g
sodium 709 mg
potassium 473 mg

Nutrition Bonus Vitamin A (80% daily value), Vitamin C (15% dv).

Carbohydrate Serving 1

Exchanges 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 lean meat

From EatingWell January/February 2010