Beginning with a Fast Chicken Soup Base using store bought chicken, it is easy to knock hours off of the cooking time usually needed for homemade chicken and rice soup and still end up with soup that tastes even better than the 'from scratch' method.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 recipe Fast Chicken Soup Base
- 3/4 cup long-grain white rice
- 1 cup frozen green peas
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Prepare Fast Chicken Soup Base. Bring to a simmer.
Add these, then simmer until tender, 10-20 minutes: 3/4 cup long-grain white rice.
Before removing from heat, stir in: 1 cup (5 ounces) frozen green peas and 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley.
Final touch: Add salt and pepper, to taste.
This recipe was originally featured in the USA WEEKEND article Soup Up Your Chicken Soup on February 23, 2003.
Find the Perfect Recipe from Pam Anderson.Copyright 2004 USA WEEKEND and columnist Pam Anderson. All rights reserved.