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A Break in the Weather - Soup's on!

So today there was a little break in our sub zero temperatures.  It got up to 19 degrees and the sun is shining. 

I was in the mood for something simple and hearty today so I made some creamy chicken and rice soup.  Probably not the best for me with the butter and cream, but it is FAT TUESDAY, remember.....



Foodie Mama's Super Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup

Ingredients:

4 C Chicken Broth
1 C Uncooked White Rice
Creamy Chicken with Rice Soup
2-3 C Cooked Chicken, Shredded
1 t White Pepper
1T Dehydrated Minced Onion
1/2 t salt
2 C Water
1-2 Carrots
1/2 C Butter
3/4 C Flour
2 C Heavy Cream

Directions:

  1. In a large pot over medium heat, combine broth, water, celery salt, salt, pepper, carrots and chicken. Bring just to boiling, then stir in rice. Cover and cook for 20 mins.  Remove from heat.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Reduce heat to low, then stir in flour to form a roux. Whisk in cream, a little at a time, until fully incorporated and smooth. Cook until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir cream mixture into broth and rice mixture. Cook over medium heat until heated through, 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. For reheating, you may need to add some water if too thick!  Serve with crusty bread.  Enjoy!

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