Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup

Today has always been an extra special day at our house. Yes, it’s Groundhog Day but it is also our oldest daughter’s 34Th birthday! We send our best wishes and lots of love her way.

Punxsutawney Phil did see his shadow early this morning signifying we can expect 6 more weeks of winter! Here’s a yummy, comfort food that will help you see the bright-side of our coldest season.


Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1/2 lb. sliced mushrooms
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup rice blend*
  • 1 lb. chicken, cooked and cubed
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp. mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • slivered almonds (optional)
Cook rice according to package directions. Melt butter in a dutch oven over medium heat. Stir in onion, celery and carrots and saute for 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and saute for 2 more minutes. Next add the flour and stir well. Slowly add the chicken broth, stirring constantly, until it has all been added. Bring just to a boil, reduce heat to low and let simmer.
Next add the cooked rice, chicken, salt, curry powder, mustard powder, parsley, and ground black pepper. Allow to simmer for 1 to 2 hours to blend flavor. Add milk about 15 minutes before serving, just to heat. Do not boil, just keep warm. This soup freezes well and serves 8.

*Use your favorite rice. I used (1/4 cup each of)  Brown Rice, Wild Rice, Sweet Brown Rice, and Heirloom Red Rice.

Stay warm, healthy and happy!

About The Author

Renée

Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!

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