Chicken Soup with Rice

My boy has gotten his first cold of the season. With the beginning of school a few weeks ago, I knew it wouldn’t be long before the sniffles and coughing started. One thing that is comforting when we’re sick is a steaming bowl of chicken soup. I make this particular recipe regularly in the winter as it’s an easy and nourishing meal in just one dish. Sometimes I make it in the crockpot and other times on the stove top. With just six ingredients, you might even have them all in your pantry right now. Cooked chicken, carrots, onion, celery, stock and rice.

This book here, Chicken Soup with Rice by Maurice Sendak is the inspiration for the soup. He authored over twenty books and illustrated maybe four times that. He has received a number of honors, including the Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are. He has received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, the National Medal of Arts, and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. He died this year at the age of 83.

The ingredients:

  • (2) 32oz. cartons of chicken stock
  • 2 cups of cooked chicken
  • 3 large carrots, chopped
  • 3 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup of brown rice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Combine everything in a crockpot and heat on low for 7 hours or high for 3 hours. You could alternately place everything in a pot and cook on the stove top for a couple hours.

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