Home Cooking Recipes: Chicken and Rice Soup

March 11, 2010

Feature recipe:  This recipe is from Eat It, It’s Good For You! by Barbara Brown Rynders.  This cookbook is like the underground bible for wholesome cooking.  My mother, aunt, and grandmother all made this soup (along with other dishes and baked goods from this book), and now I am carrying on the tradition.  In our family, this is THE chicken soup!

1/2 stewing chicken
1 1/2 qts stock or water
1 bay leaf
2 tsp salt
1 tbs oil
1 onion, chopped
1 cup chopped celery
4 carrots, chopped
2 1/2 cups cooked rice

Simmer chicken in stock with bay leaf and salt about 1 1/2 hours.  Remove chicken, set aside to cool.  Strain stock, reserving bay leaf.  In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat.  Add bay leaf, onion, celery, carrot, saute 2-3 minutes.  Add stock and simmer 20-30 minutes.  While cooking, shred your chicken.  Discard bay leaf.  Add rice, simmer another 5 minutes.  Add pieces of chicken.  Salt to taste.

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4 Responses to Home Cooking Recipes: Chicken and Rice Soup

  1. Michelle Griffith on March 11, 2010 at 5:50 am

    Where can I get a copy? I love good cookbooks! AND I need fresh ideas..Please & Thank you :0)


  2. thesweet on March 11, 2010 at 6:06 am

    Click on the link- It will take you to Amazon. This book is hard to come by, so it won’t be free shipping 🙂


  3. Michelle Griffith on March 11, 2010 at 7:48 am

    Aha…need my glasses, it didn’t look like a link to me -lol Thanks!!


  4. carole miller on March 17, 2010 at 4:08 am

    Hi Carrie: I was surprised to see Barb Rynders cookbook in your blog. She was a lady from my church in St. Paul MN so many, many years ago that helped get me on the road to “good” eating! I guess I gave copies to your mom and to Gran.

    I doubt this cookbook is available any longer but what a surprise ise to see it!

    God bless you “all”!


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