Chicken and Rice Soup

Light and nutritious warm soup perfect to warm you up on cold winter days!

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It’s that time of the year again when temperature suddenly drops, I get sick and need soups to recover. This is now normal winter routine in my life!

So yes, I’ve got this cold that I’m trying to fight. I haven’t had much of an appetite the past few days, all I was craving was a nice, warm soup to help me feel better. This one definitely did his job!

Hope you will like it 🙂 

The recipe is an adaptation of mine from the Chicken and Rice soup of Pioneer Woman.

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 1 whole chicken breast
  • 1 vegetable bouillon cube
  • 1/2 cup brown rice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup carrot, chopped
  • 1/3 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder

Wash one whole chicken breast then place it in a pot with the  vegetable bouillon cube

add water. Bring it to a boil and let simmer until chicken is cooked. About 20-30 min, or so

When chicken is cooked, remove it from the pot, let it cool. Keep the broth, we are going to use it in a minute

Next up, chop some onion


and celery

In a pot heat up some butter and throw in the vegetables. stir around. Add seasoned salt

and  flour

Pour in the chicken broth

then cover with a lid and let simmer for about 15 min

In the meantime, cook 1/2 cup of rice with 1 cup of water and 1 tbsp of olive oil. Do so because your rice is going to taste divine

Now shred the chicken

and add it to the pot, taste and adjust with salt if needed. Add the cream and keep cooking for 10 more minutes.

going on…

stir around the rice, which should be cooked by now and no, don’t eat it pls….wait a second

Laddle the soup into serving bowls

then add about 2 tbsp of cooked rice in each (or more if you like)

and serve immediatelly nice and warm.

This is a delicious winter soup!

If you make this recipe, tag me on IG @the_fit_mediterranean!


– Dani

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.