Chicken and Rice Soup
by Keleigh May on January 4th, 2017

Chicken and Rice Soup
  • 1 pound chicken breast, cubed
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup wild black rice
  • 1/2 cup farro
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 4 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste

Dice all you veggies and place them in a bowl together. 
In a large stock pot, heat grapeseed oil over medium high heat. 
While the oil heats- cube the chicken breast and coat liberally with salt, pepper and thyme. 
Add chicken to pan and cook. When chicken is half way cooked- squeeze juice of lemon over the chicken. Once chicken has cooked all the way through, remove chicken from the pot. 
After you remove the chicken, quickly add your chopped vegetables and cook for about 3-4 minutes.
After the vegetables have cooked for about 3-4 minutes, add 6 cups of chicken stock and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat (Medium/Low) and cover for 10 minutes. 
Remove lid and pour soup into a blender and blend until you have a smooth consistency. 
Pour pureed soup back into your pot and turn heat on medium. Add 2 cups chicken stock. 
Return the cooked chicken to the pot. 
Rinse 1 cup of wild black rice. Add to your chicken and stock. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat and cover. Cook for 50 minutes.

Note: I used wild black rice with a cook time of 50-60 minutes, therefore which ever rice you use follow that cooking time. 
After the rice has cooked, add 1/2 cup of farro . Cover and cook for 10 minutes. 

Soup Fit For A King (or a Pharaoh)

Happy 2017 y'all! As we kick off this new year, I wanted to do what 90% of people do this time of year- eat something healthy. I wanted something with veggies, and super foods but of course must be picky eater friendly- thus SOUP! And I mean who doesn't love a big ole' bowl of hot soup on a cold winter day?! I told Tucker I had added emperor black rice and farro to the soup. He asked, "So you made king soup?" This caught me off guard for a second- seeing my confusion Tucker continued,  "You know like emperors and the Pharaoh's of Egypt would eat this?"  Um- YES! So from hence forth this soup will be called "King Soup" in our home. Looking for a meal fit for a king and a picky eater?
Where there's a meal, there's a way!

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