ryan and rory are miserable with middle ear infections so i decided to make chicken soup (i had put the chicken in the SC for a roast but didn't think anyone would feel like it tonight.) rory asked for rice so this recipe was born.
it's FAR too bland and tasteless for me but rory's onto her second bowl already lol
Chicken & Rice Sickie Soup
1 cup rice
2-3 chicken stock cubes
1 onion, finely chopped*
2 zucchinis, finely chopped*
1 large carrot, finely chopped*
1/8 of a cabbage, finely chopped*
3-4 tomatoes, blended into puree
around 2 cups of finely shredded cooked chicken
lots of garlic - around 4-5 cloves or more, finely chopped*
pinch of saffron
simply place ingredients into the saucepan and top up with enough water to read 2cm below the top of the pan. bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer, cook until the rice and vegetables are soft. you will get some scum on top but keep stirring it in and it will pretty much disappear when the soup is done.
serve with parmesan cheese and cracked black pepper
* i chopped them all in the thermomix but a food processor would work just as well.
I'd imagine this would be very easy to make in the slow cooker and would probably take about 4-5 hours on low.