It’s the coldest time of the year, and we have a recipe that will keep you warm throughout the season: Chicken and Brown Rice Soup. This nutrient-enhanced version of the classic chicken and rice soup gets a healthy boost from whole grain brown rice and nutrient-dense dark leafy greens. This soup is very easy to make and requires just 8 ingredients.
Here’s what you do:
- Start off by cooking aromatic vegetables such as onion, carrot and celery in reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth. When the vegetables are tender, add more broth along with some water, brown rice, chicken and a bay leaf. In this recipe, a small amount of chicken goes a long way to flavor the soup. For a vegan version, try adding cubes of tofu or sliced mushrooms instead.
- Now you can move on to other things (putting together a salad, packing lunches, other meal prep for the week, etc.) while you let the soup simmer. Check back in about 30 minutes. When the rice is tender and the chicken cooked through, stir in thinly sliced kale leaves and cook a few minutes longer, just until the kale is wilted and tender.
That’s it! For the full recipe with all the details, visit the Chicken and Brown Rice Soup recipe page. We hope you’ll add this recipe to your winter repertoire. Happy soup making!
What are some of your favorite healthy soup recipes for the season?