Lemony Chicken and Rice Soup – Lila Munro
Good morning everyone! Today I’ll be sharing a cup of comfort in honor of fall and because I just think feeding a loved one is one of the sexiest things ever. Please, enjoy my Lemony Chicken and Rice Soup.
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1 Rotisserie style chicken (I get mine at WalMart) boned and shredded
6-8 carrots, peeled and chopped
4-6 stalks celery, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
2T olive oil
2-3 quarts water
6-8 chicken bouillon cubes
2 bags cook in the bag rice–any brand, I use Success basmati or jasmine
salt and pepper to taste
2-3T dill (dry or fresh)
Juice of one lemon
Sauté all chopped veggies in the olive oil in a stock pot, if they seem a bit dry, just splash in a bit more oil. (see how I cook? I think that’s why it’s homey and comforting) Once they are softened up a tad, add your water and simmer until veggies are tender then add your water (I always microwave mine so it’s already hot and the cooking process isn’t stalled). Toss in that chicken and simmer for, oh, at least 30-45 minutes, but this can go all day. (You can even put it in the crock pot at this point if you want) After the at least 45 minutes rule, open the rice bags and add the rice–the cooking directions estimate of time is pretty accurate here just test it for doneness. Toss in your herbs and finish with the lemon juice.
Piper McGee can smell a set up a mile away. She can smell a Marine even further. Born to a dual-enlisted couple who divorced before she was old enough to remember a single family holiday together and proceeded to redefine the very definition of family through several marriages and even more step-siblings, Piper has made it her life’s promise to herself to never become involved with one of the few and the proud. They’re among the most irresponsible people she knows, leaving destruction in their wake and broken hearts paving the way to their next duty station. And in her opinion, Alec Douglas is just another example, until he pries her heart open along with other parts of her, making her question everything she’s ever let herself believe about honor, courage, and commitment.
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