I love soup on chilly days, just the smell coming from the kitchen as the pot simmers all the wonderful flavors together. Also the warmth it gives to the soul as you snuggle with a warm bowl on the couch reading to your little one or just catching some time to yourself,oh it’s all good!
This Fall for our area has just been one rainy day after another, it makes me wonder what will our winter be like? This to me is the perfect soup making weather.
One of my favorite soups to make is either chicken noodle or chicken rice simple but so yummy. So since I had brown rice in the pantry chicken rice it is.
I like a lot of carrots in my soup so I cut up an entire bag (from the grocery store) into 1/2 inch pieces
5 stalks of celery
1 whole big onion
2 cloves of garlic
3 teaspoons of thyme
4 chicken thighs with the skin and bone
a little drizzle of olive oil to start the process in the very bottom of the pot
1 tsp. of sea salt
1 tsp. of cracked pepper
water to cover it all ( and 3 more inches above that)
2 cups of brown rice
1/4 cup of fresh parsley
2 tsp. of minced chives
I start by adding the olive oil to the pot then add all the vegetables and some salt and pepper let simmer on low to medium heat about 10 minutes.
Next I add the meat skin side down salt and pepper.
Add the Thyme
cover with the water
let simmer about 1/2 hour
then I add the rice to the pot let that cook for another 20 minutes
after that remove the chicken and De bone.
return the chicken to the pot and add the parsley and chives
Cook for about another 5 minutes and then your ready to bowl up enjoy!