Soup is so very easy and filling, I don't care if it's fall or summer, soup is always good. This soup has very little ingredients but is very hearty, like a stew and perfectly seasoned. I make this in a pressure cooker to make it faster but I'll give you both directions. I haven't made a soup without a pressure cooker so I feel for you ladies who have to take the slow route! INVEST.
3 T. oil of choice
1 onion, chopped
8 cups chicken broth (2 boxes of Costco's organic broth)
1 cups wild rice blend (I use the Trader Joe's Organic Wild Rice Blend)
2 cups chopped chicken, cooked and shredded
2 cups sliced carrots
4 celery stalks, chopped (works fine without also)
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2- 1 tsp. Spice Hunter's Smokey Turmeric (optional but it is the BEST)
Stove top directions:
Heat oil in a large pot and sauté the onion for about 5 minutes. Add broth and rice to the onions and bring to a boil. Cover and cook for about 35 minutes. If you don't have cooked chicken at this point, cook chicken while the rice is cooking. Add the cooked chicken, carrots and celery to the pot and bring back to a boil. Reduce to simmer and simmer about 15-30 minutes until veggies are tender and the soup is thick. Add more broth or water if needed. Add salt and pepper to taste and the smokey turmeric.
Pressure Cooker Directions:
Sauté onions in the pressure cooker for a couple minutes. Add the broth and rice and bring to pressure for 20 minutes. Release pressure and add veggies and and chicken ( I had my frozen chicken in the George Forman cooking for 12 minutes while the rice was cooking). Bring back to pressure for only a minute. Let it natural release then add salt and pepper, turmeric and let simmer in the pot for 15 minutes or until thick and veggies are tender. If you are in a hurry, just pressure for 2 minutes after adding the veggies and natural release. The veggies should be tender and you can eat it at this point. I like to let mine simmer after a minute so that veggies don't get over cooked. You can let the soup sit on the warm setting for as long as you like!
Place all ingredients, and frozen, raw chicken in a crock pot on low for about 7-8 hours. Remove chicken and shred when finished and place back into crock pot.
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