Creamy Chicken Rice Soup

"A nice hearty, creamy soup."
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  • In a large pot over high heat, combine the celery, onion, rice, and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 30 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Slowly add the flour, stirring often, to make a roux. Add milk, 1/2 C at a time, while constantly stirring.
  • Add roux and chicken to the rice mixture and return the rice mixture to the stove over low heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Simmer for 1 hour, stirring frequently.

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  1. Great soup and really easy! I used leftover rotisserie chicken and a little garlic, which gave it very nice flavor. Don't forget to stir often, otherwise the rice sticks to the bottom of the pan. Thanks Jennifer for a wonderful recipe!
  2. This soup is great!! I did make a few changes based on what I had on hand and the fact that there are only 2 of us. I started by halfing the recipe. I didn't have chicken broth but did have a chicken boullin cube so I used that and 2 1/2 cups water. I omitted the flour to thicken the soup and instead used a can of cream of celery soup. I also used a can of fat free evaporated milk and added enough skim milk to make 3 cups. I only put in 1 tbsp butter. I also added some seasoning salt, parsley and garlic salt to taste. I did use 3 cups chicken and 1 cup celery as per my taste. This made for a very tasty hearty soup. Thanks.
  3. I made this even lower in fat by skipping the butter and flour and thickening it with a small amount of cornstarch. I used fat free evaporated milk for better body. I loved that it's a simple soup without a lot of "extra" flavors. It really allows you to enjoy the chicken and rice (the use of brown rice is GREAT)for just what they are. This is going into my Keepers book and is something that I'll use again and again! Thanks for posting this one Jennifer.


I was born in Chicago, IL and have lived in the area all my life. I love to cook and plan meals and always have. As a child I would watch Julia Childs on TV every day (she came on right after Mr. Rogers) and I have been interested in cooking ever since. Now that I have a family I enjoy the quick and easy recipes just as much as the more intricate ones. I didn't mind putting in the extra time and effort when I only cooked recreationally. I still like to do that sometimes, but for the day-to-day chore of cooking (and sometimes it is a chore) I like the option of fast and simple. I enjoy trying new recipes and sharing favorites of mine. I have found that sometimes the most unlikely sounding ones turn out to be the best! I try to always review the recipes I try because I know how much I enjoy getting that feedback myself. Even when it is not necessarily positive because sometimes suggestions help me tweak things and make them better!
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