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Chicken with Rice Soup

No recipe image available.A simple recipe for a hot steaming bowl of comforting chicken and rice soup.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 1/2-pound chicken
3 quarts water
1 large onion, chopped
3 large celery ribs, sliced crosswise
3 medium carrots, 1/4-inch slices
1 cup long-grain rice
1/3 cup packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
1 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper

Cooking Directions:

  1. Remove giblets from chicken and reserve for another use. Place chicken and water in a 5-quart kettle. Bring to boil, reduce heat to medium and cook for 15 minutes, skimming foam and fat off as needed.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer soup, covered, for 45 minutes.
  3. Transfer chicken to a large bowl or plate. When cool enough to handle discard skin and bones. Coarsely shred meat and return to soup. Reheat if necessary.

Makes 8 servings.