Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I love Uncle Ben...

Last night, we had some friends over for dinner. The pregnant lady chose the menu, and I cooked. We were both happy! It was fun to get out some of my trusty old soup recipes and to try a new one. The soup that always goes over so well and is embarrassingly easy is the Chicken and Wild Rice Soup.

Here's the secret:
2 boxes of Uncle Ben's Wild Rice (any variety or flavor)
1 large whole chicken breast (still on the bones--like from Fareway)
2 Knorr bullion cubes (dissolved in water) or 2 cans of chicken broth
1 c. diced or sliced carrots (optional)
1 c. diced celery (optional)

Cook chicken and take off the bone. Mix with the broth and vegetables. Bring to a simmer. Meanwhile, make the rice according to box directions. Mix with chicken, broth and vegetables. Serve quick before the rice gets all bloaty and soaks up all the broth!


peter marie said...

Mmmmm...if that's the soup you made me that time, I am so making this!
Now you've got me wondering how this pregnant lady is. Someone I know or someone new.....?:)

Jessica said...

Thanks for ANOTHER great recipe!!! Keep them coming!!