Easy Homemade Chicken & Rice Soup

I don’t know about you, but when the temperature dips below 65 degrees, I start thinking about warm comfort food. And one of my favorite comfort foods are soup and chili.

Oh man, I am thinking about how yummy it smells to have soup plupping on the stove, and how cozy my tummy feels when I’ve finished a cup or bowl. Mmmm!

Since Cortney and I love a good bowl of warm deliciousness, I decided to try to make a new soup/chili once a week this fall. ¬†And guess what, I’m going to share them with you!

The first soup–and the one that made me want to eat soup weekly–is my mom’s homemade chicken and rice soup.

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It’s a soup-er easy recipe (see what I did there?), and very soul-warming. I made it because I was craving my childhood. I wanted the warm safety of my parents’ house and specifically the predictability of a warm, home-cooked meal on the table every night.

Just the smell of this soup calms down all the hurt in my heart and hushed the buzzing in my head.

I hope it works this magic for you too.

Chicken & Rice Soup

Ingredients

  • chicken broth (you can use a couple of the boxes from the store, or I use what I get from cooking a whole chicken in the crock pot)
  • chicken (I shred and chop about a quarter of a cooked chicken. You could also use a mixture of dark & white canned chicken meat)
  • 4 stalks of celery (chopped up, leaves and all)
  • 1 white onion (chopped)
  • 2-3 chicken bullion cubes
  • 1/2 cup rice (do NOT use minute rice for this (and I use a bit under a half cup))

Directions

Step 1
put it all together in a big pot on the stove and bring it to a low boil. Reduce heat and let it "plup" for about an hour.
Step 2
serve with crackers or bread or whatever you love with soup! Enjoy!

Want more recipes that I’ve posted before?

This is my Veggie Beef Soup recipe (also from my mom) and this is my White Chicken Chili recipe (adapted from a recipe by my aunt).

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About Katie Sluiter

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a high school English teacher, college adjunct instructor, freelance writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.

Comments

  1. I love chicken soup! I make my version once or twice a month. It’s always good for the soul (and runny noses). Yours look yum!

  2. Now I totally want soup. I had a soup disaster last week – but you have inspired me to give soup another chance.
    Also? I adore the word “plup” and will be using it from now on. :)

  3. Wow. How can you go wrong?

    Delish!

  4. Chicken soup is one of my absolute favorites! I always add carrots to mine though.

    I will have to make chicken & rice soup… usually we just toss in some noodles of some sort.

  5. That sounds soup-er! ;)
    I love me some soup and chili as well, in fact we are having crock-pot chili tonight! Looking forward to your other recipes.

  6. YUM! I like soup but the rest of the family isn’t that keen on it. Gumbo is the signature cool weather dish around these parts. And it’s good too…

    I still may have to try this recipe. I mean I’LL eat it! ;)

  7. Mmmmm. I am a soup girl too. My family is split. Some kids will eat soup. Others absolutely not. I still have it :)

  8. So easy! I never use rice – only noodles. I might have to switch it up next time!

    I love the plupping noise, too. :)

  9. OH, this sounds SO good!

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