Thursday, May 13, 2010

So Good Chicken n Rice Tortilla Soup

3 tbsp olive oil
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 med carrot, chopped
1/2 med onion, chopped
1 tsp lime juice
4 tbsp cilantro, chopped
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
w/ green chillies AND juice
1/2 tsp garlic, minced
4 cups chicken stock, plus 3 cups
1 cup cooked chicken, diced
1/2 cup rice, uncooked
1/2 tsp cumin powder
salt and pepper to taste

Garnish with fresh cilantro, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, crushed tortilla chips, etc.

Heat olive oil in large sauce pan. Add celery, carrot, onion and sauté until onion is nearly translucent. Add lime juice and cilantro, cook about 1 minute more. Add tomatoes with chillies and their juices and minced garlic. Cook over medium heat until liquid is reduced to half. Add cumin powder, chicken stock and rice. Heat, uncovered until rice is tender. Add remaining 3 cups of chicken stock, then add diced chicken. Cover and simmer. (I cooked for hours, until we were ready to eat). Spoon into bowls, garnish and enjoy!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I made this soup the other night. It was awesome. A nice change from traditional soups.