Monday, February 1, 2010

Recipe Monday

It's Recipe Monday!
A blogger I just met is doing Recipe Monday (Hi Colleen!) Check here to see some other great recipes!

I love new easy recipes and this is one my son and his wife gave me for Chicken and Rice with Mushroom Soup! It is so yummy, I could eat it every week! The first time I made it, we had it 3 nights in a row for dinner and nobody minded! :)


2.5 cups chicken broth - 99% fat free, low sodium

2 cans cream of mushroom soup --
1 can cream of celery soup
(we use the Healthy Choice versions and it didn't affect the taste)

1 pint half and half

2 cups wild rice
(get one small box of Uncle Ben's wild rice and make it according to the instructions)

2 tablespoons cooking sherry
2 chicken breasts cooked and chopped (or use 2 cups of rotisserie chicken)
1 carrot, shredded
1/4 onion, diced
2 tablespoons butter
1- 4 oz. can mushrooms, drained
(I get the whole mushrooms and chop them up a bit myself
or if you have mushroom haters, just leave out entirely and
switch the mushroom soup to cream of chicken or celery)

Parsley (optional)


1. Melt butter in the pot you will make the soup in, saute the onions in the melted butter on medium to med. high heat for a few minutes; then add chicken broth, all the cans of soup and simmer for 10 minutes.

2. Add remaining ingredients

3. Simmer for 30 minutes

4. Season with salt and pepper according to taste

This makes a LOT of soup. We freeze some by putting it into ziplock freezer bags on a cookie sheet squished down and put them in the freezer so they freeze flat. Remove the cookie sheets, then stack your bags of frozen soup. It defrosts quickly. Enjoy!


Gail said...

Oh my gosh Janet, this looks absolutley delish. I WILL be making this one for sure this week. I love easy recipes that taste great and we are big soup eaters too!!! beautiful picture I may add too.

Have a great Monday and week!

Colleen said...

OMG this looks so yummy....I can't print this off fast enough...this looks like a soup that they make a local restaurant here except they use turkey....I'm making this!!!! Thank you so much for playing with me today : )
This really really looks GOOD!!!!!!!

Love Letters To China said...

This looks so good! I'm going to have to print this one out and give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

OH YUMMMMM!!! This looks so good!! I am going to make this for sounds perfect for the cold winter weekends we are having:)

You know it gets the seal of approval when they eat the leftovers three nights in a row:)

Hope you have a great week!! Any word on the baby?? How exciting!!



Wanda said...

Yeah....perfect recipe for these coooollllddd days. And good and hearty and easy too. Wonderful combination.

Nice to see you on here playing. Have a great day!

Wanda (at Last...)

a Tonggu Momma said...

We always make a LARGE pot of soup and freeze half, too! We tend to freeze it without noodles, though, because they sometimes get all mushy when you try to thaw it out.

Can't wait to try this... perfect for the cold weekends we've been having.

Super Mommy said...

Janet/Julia (Child)...this soup looks delicious! I am going to try my had at it this week since it's a cold, rainy week in Houston. Thanks for sharing!!

Margaret M said...

That sounds delicious! I may have to venture out to the store to make this soup!

Kim said...

I'm heading to the grocery store right now!! This sounds and looks so YUMMY!

The Cabrals said...

i love soup and always looking for new recipes. I will be trying this one. i will let you know how i like it once i made it.
im stopping by from recipe monday. nice to meet you.

S.Wise said...

Yummy!!! Thank you for sharing this! I think I'll go check out the site!

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

Now my mouth is really watering! That soup looks so good. I even think that is a recipe that my whole family would enjoy. I am going to have to print this off and save.

Sandra said...

Sounds really good. Perfect for a cold day.

Laura L. said...

This sounds wonderful. I am a HUGE fan of anything mushroom. I will be copying this one down. I wish I could eat some right now. :)

Lisa said...

yum!!! My son HATES mushrooms but looks yummy! Cooking chicken tonight so I will be sure to have leftovers. thanks for sharing!

Lucy said...

This looks and sounds SOOOOO good! We eat so much soup around here, fun to find a new recipe! Thanks for sharing. I love seeing this recipe Monday around, super fun. Have a great week.
P.S. If you took that pic, great job!!!

Lissa said...

I'm always looking for new recipes! Thanks for sharing!

Jodee Leader said...

This soup looks sooo delicious! Thanks for posting the recipe. I will print it for Chef Daddy! We love soup during the winter time.

Terri said...

I'm definitely going to try this one! I LOVE soup! Thanks for sharing! Yummmmm!

Shell in your Pocket said...

Oh..I wish I could blink and woila...this recipe was all made in my pot!

sandy toe

Michelle said...

Ooooohhhh, this recipe is perfect for my family!! They are a chicken and rice soup-lovin' group. I just never have the perfect recipe. But I do now. Woo hoo!!

Thanks for sharing!

sanjeet said...

we are big soup eaters too!!! beautiful picture I may add too.

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