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My family loved this soup. I substituted Chinese Lo-Mein noodles broken into 1" pieces for the rice. Very easy and delicious.
I fixed this for my wife to help with her cold on Monday. She liked it so much, she fixed it again when she was feeling better on Friday. Very quick, easy, and tasty. She said it's good enough to be served in restaurants and I agree. Our only change to the recipe was to super-size the amount of veggies and rice for a thicker soup. Very good on a cold and rainy fall evening.
Yummy! Used lots of fresh coarse ground pepper, no salt needed and basil as a dill weed substitute (nt a fan of dill weed-yuk). Went w/what I had on hand which was 5 tsp chicken bouillon granules and 6 1/2 cups water vs chicken broth. And, approx 1 3/4 cups leftover jasmine white rice. Took no time to prep! Loved that. Tossed celery, carrot, onion and chicken in the crock pot to sautee in olive oil for a few mins, then switched over to crock setting and added the remaining ingredients to brew for the day. Was fabulous!
Tried this recipe because it seemed simple and not padded with filler ingredients. When I added the thyme and dill it pretty much floated on top and it looked like perhaps too much but I went on with it and hoped it would eventually soak in/weigh down. I had used dried herbs and wondered if fresh herbs had been intended by the author. I followed the recipe strictly for the ingredients and for the rice I used a container of leftover rice from our favorite Chinese restaurant. Served it for supper that night and to my surprise my husband, without any prompting, commented that he like the soup very much. I was shocked because he hardly ever offers up kudos on anything new without me having to poke and prod to find out if he likes it and is it something he would want to eat again, etc. And, he is not a soup fan, so I was doubly shocked. However, I'm a soup lover and I was not sure if I was going to like it because the first couple of spoonfuls had a bitter taste from the herb still floating on top and clinging to the sides of the bowl, which I could now see was the dill weed (the thyme settled in nicely). Finally, I cleared away the floating dill weed from my bowl and then it was wonderful. Before serving again, I added more chicken stock, water and a few other veggies thinking it would take the "bite" out of the dill but it didn't really make much difference. I ended up skimming all the floating dill weed from the surface. When I make this soup again I will either omit the dill, as others commented, or I will try like 1/8 tsp instead of 1/2, or better yet try fresh dill and thyme. Just hope my husband will still like it as much after I alter the recipe. I highly recommend this recipe but suggest that you not use dried dill weed.
As others have said, this was a great, easy recipe. I specifically picked this one because others said they made it when sick, which I was. It tasted great. I followed the recipe except that I added a brown rice mix and it really tasted good. And wonder of wonders, my two year old liked it too. Will make it again for sure.
Great soup and super easy to make. Even when feeling icky you can whip this up to make yourself feel better. Thanks for sharing!
The soup was delicious! very tasty... thanks for another keeper.
Wonderful chicken and rice soup ~ so very much like my dear mother's :) I skipped the dill and used brown rice (personal preference), but included everything else as written. Very easy and the simple ingredients are perfect! Thanks Dancer for a wonderful and warming soup. Made for SOUP'S ON DIABETIC FORUM TAG, January 2010!
This is a very simple recipe that has great results. I used leftover turkey breast and homemade stock but other than that I followed the recipe as written. Thank you for sharing!
I've had the stomach flu for the past two days, and this soup really hit the spot. It was so easy to make - even while sick - and cooking helped keep my mind off of my stomach cramps. I omitted the dill and made a smaller portion size, but regardless I got to use up some ingredients I had lying around to help myself feel better! I also grilled a chicken breast on my George Forman - easy enough. Thanks for sharing!