Saturday, September 16, 2017

Hurricane Irma Chicken and Rice Soup for #SoupSaturdaySwappers

I had plans to make a great soup I used to make for us from time to time, but Hurricane Irma blew that plan out the window, and made me rethink.  

This month's theme for Soup Saturday Swappers is Quick Weeknight Soup, but because we had a hurricane in our part of the world and were without power for a couple of days, I wasn't sure I'd be able to participate. But I pulled a few things from the freezer and made up a soup.
Hurricane Irma Chicken and Rice Soup for #Soupsaturdayswappers

Amy of Amy's Cooking Adventures is our hostess this month and I think this would be just about perfect for any busy household for a quick and tasty soup.
BTW-  Soup Saturday Swappers is a great group of bloggers who get together once a month, the third Saturday to be exact, and post a soup they made.  Wendy Klik of A Day in the Life on the Farm started it.  There's a theme and a hostess for every month and we all make a soup to go with the theme. Last month it was Copycat soups and I made my version of Zuppa Toscana and it was so good.  
But this month, the theme is Quick Weeknight Soups and this was a quick one, and I gotta keep saying it, totally delicious.
I'm calling it Hurricane Irma Chicken and Rice Soup.
And actually I think this would also be great for any quick weeknight soup as it depends on odds and ends from the freezer.
I had a little chicken, some Mexican Rice, some chopped Tomatoes and some pork stock in the freezer along with some frozen jalapenos, and then I dolloped it with a little creme fraiche, cause I had some in the fridge. 
And you know what, it all tasted pretty darn good, when I combined it. 
The broth was rich and tasty, the tomatoes added some umami, the rice and jalapeno's added a little 'piquant' and honestly, I'm going to make it again and again.

Yield: 2-4 servings

Hurricane Irma Chicken and Rice Soup

prep time: 5 MINScook time: 20 MINStotal time: 25 mins
This soup is a quick,easy and delicious soup for those busy weeknights. And best of all, it's great for lunches as well. Customize it to your heat level and use up leftover frozen rice, chicken, tomatoes and chiles.

INGREDIENTS:


  • 6 cups pork, chicken, beef or vegetable stock - I used unsalted Pork stock from my freezer
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, cut into dice (leftover rotisserie chicken is great here) from the freezer
  • 1 tomato chopped fine (or 1 cup frozen chopped tomatoes)
  • 1-1 1/2 cups prepared Mexican rice (I used some from the freezer)
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp. Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon creme fraiche per serving, optional

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Thaw and heat the stock, add the chopped jalapeno, let cook for 5 minutes, then add the tomato, let simmer 5 minutes, add the chicken and rice and heat through, let it cook for an additional 5 minutes or so. Taste and add the cumin, 1/2-1 tsp, to your taste. To serve ladle it into a bowl, and top with a teaspoon of creme fraiche if desired. Enjoy.
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Sid Munkholm
Sid Munkholm

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

17 comments:

  1. So glad you were able to join this month and that you survived Irma! You'll always have this recipe to remind you of the experience. (Not sure if that's a good or a bad thing, but I'm sure it's at least a delicious thing!) - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck - Colleen

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    1. LOL, I'll definitely make this soup again, hurricane or not, it was good. We've actually had unnamed storms that created more damage here than Irma did.

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  2. Don't you love it when you can make a nice pot of soup and not have to go to the market? I'm happy that you were able to weather the storm and be able to participate this month.

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    1. Especially when the shelves are bare at the store. We're very lucky that Irma had minimal impact here. And I'm glad I got to participate as well.

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  3. Sid, you are a trooper! I'm so happy that you got through it and were able to participate. I love that you used freezer foods to make a soup! What a perfect way to use leftovers! It sounds tasty, too! P~

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    1. I love using leftovers in soup, I've come up with some interesting, ummm, flavors that way. This soup was very good, and I'll be doing a repeat on it. But I'm not waiting for another hurricane though.

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  4. Out of tragedy comes beauty....that is certainly true of this soup. I am working on cooking from my freezer and pantry for a few weeks to make room for the harvest items I'm preserving. I think I will make a nice pot of soup.

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    1. I'm working on cooking from my freezer the next little while as well. We're still in hurricane season here and I hate to throw food away, if I don't have to. I love making soup anyway and may just try my hand at a couple more kinds. Gotta check the theme for next month and see what I can come up with.

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  5. Out of necessity comes delicious! I'm so happy you were able to join in! Love your improvised soup!

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    1. And this recipe is worth a repeat as well. I'm glad I could join the party.

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  6. This is so easy and PERFECT as I always save my leftovers like you obviously do! Love this quick and versatile stone-soup!

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    1. I make 'stone' soup a couple times a year, and sometimes the flavor is interesting, to say the least. But it's always good. I just hate to throw out bits and pieces of food if I can freeze them and use them in soup or stew.

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  7. Being able to join us during Irma makes me feel bad that I skipped so many months for... no hurricane at all!

    You are a hero!

    great soup....

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    1. You had other stuff on your mind. Look forward to seeing all the great recipes you'll share in the future.

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  8. I LOVE this creation, Sid. Nice job.

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  9. What a delicious sounding soup! So glad you made it through Irma safe & sound!

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