Creamy Chicken & Rice Soup from SCRATCH

here's what you'll need

Tools:
  • Large pot
  • Knives and shit, like... the basics.
Ingredients:
  • BUTTERRR
  • chopped onion
  • some chopped carrots (3?)
  • chopped celery (3 ribs?)
  • minced garlic
  • a bay leaf
  • ground or fresh thyme
  • salt
  • pepper
  • dried or fresh parsely
  • flour
  • chicken stock or low sodium chicken broth
  • water
  • uncooked wild rice
  • cooked shredded chicken (2-3 cups or something)
  • half & half or cream (optional)

let's make this shit

RECIPE(ish):

IN A BIG OL' SOUP POT:

Medium-high heat. 3 tbsp Butter OR other oil of your choice. Chopped onions, carrots, celery, garlic, and a bay leaf. I eyeballed it (3 carrots, 3 ribs celery, maybe half an onion) but you can find measurements from online recipes (lol i know). Cook 10 minutes or so. Then 1-1.5 tsp ground thyme, or fresh if you have it! Salt, pepper, parsely. 1/4 cup sifted flour. Stir. Then 4 cups homemade chicken stock and 4 cups low sodium chicken broth (you can use all broth if you have no stock). 2 cups water. Bring to a boil. Add 1 cup uncooked wild rice blend and reduce to a simmer Cook 20 minutes, uncovered. Add 3 cups (ish) cooked shredded chicken. We used roast chicken leftovers. Cook another 10 minutes. If you really want to get decadent, add a splash of half and half or even straight cream before you turn it off.

For a brothy version, don't add flour or cream.