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!

2 comments:

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!!