Chicken & Rice Soup

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.

From EatingWell: January/February 2010
Yield: 6 servings, 1 1/2 cups each
Active Time: 35
Total Time: 35

Ingredients

  1. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  2. 2 carrots, diced
  3. 1 onion, diced
  4. 1 stalk celery, diced
  5. 7 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  6. 1 cup instant brown rice
  7. 8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  8. 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  9. 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  10. 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  11. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Preparation

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

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

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

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 lean meat