Healthy Cream of Chicken and Rice Soup

Cream of Chicken and Rice Soup

One of the resolutions the hubs and I made this year was to become financially savvy (or at least learn what the terms 401k, IRA, CAGR, IRS…kidding…means)! So, the first stop was reading through financial books; it was enough to make your head spin. That was until the Dave Ramsey books came along.

We have been reading everything we could get our little hands on when it comes to the Ramsey methods. Now, needless to say we have a 20lb bag of rice sitting in our pantry. Ha!

Forget beans when you have rice and homemade vegetable broth. You might just be seeing many more posts involving rice in the future ;-)

Cream of Chicken and Rice Recipe This meal is easy, nutritious, and hearty. It especially makes for an excellent weeknight meal because of the quickness of the recipe and the little hands-on time needed. And did I mention it was cost-effective?  Score!

Ingredients: (Serves 5-6)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 64 ounces vegetable broth
  • 1 ¼ cup jasmine rice (or other long grain rice)
  •  2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 cup chicken, cooked and shredded

DIRECTIONS:

  1. On medium low heat, sauté carrots and celery in olive oil until tender.
  2. Add in the minced garlic to the sauté until just cooked.
  3. Transfer the carrots, garlic and celery to a stock pot and pour in vegetable broth. Bring to a boil.
  4. Add the jasmine rice to the boiling broth. Cover the pot and reduce the heat to medium.
  5. Cook for 20 minutes.
  6. Add in shredded chicken and spices.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Healthy and Easy Cream of Chicken Soup
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10 thoughts on “Healthy Cream of Chicken and Rice Soup

  1. Mel G @ Crafty Cupcakes

    I love this kind of recipe – quick and simple. Especially for soups. A lot of my favorite soups (like Italian Wedding Soup) are so labor intensive that I have to plan out when I am able to make them. But, you know, sometimes I just want a bowl of soup ;). Thanks for the recipe!
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