Sunday, October 29, 2006

CHICKEN SOUP with RICE

OCTOBER






















" In October
I'll be host
to witches, goblins
and a ghost.
I'll serve them
chicken soup
on toast,
Whoopy once
whoopy twice
whoopy chicken soup
with rice."

~ Maurice Sendak

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CHICKEN SOUP WITH RICE

( serves 4 so double for hearty eaters)

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2 cups uncooked brown rice
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
8 ounces fresh shitake mushrooms ( about 4 cups),
8 cups organic chicken stock
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary (1 tsp. dried)
crumbled or chopped
1 15-ounce can chickpeas,
drained and rinsed
1 (15-ounce) bags baby spinach leaves
2-3 cups shredded cooked chicken
coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup freshly ground Parmesan cheese

Cook rice in 4 cups of chicken broth or water,
about 30 minutes. Set aside.
In saute pan, saute onion in olive oil until tender.
Add garlic and mushrooms.
Saute until tender, about 5 minutes.
Add broth and rosemary;
Bring to boil, cover, and remove from heat.
Add rice, chickpeas, chicken and spinach.
Carefully return to boil.
Watch for spinach to wilt and add
a touch of sea salt and cracked pepper.
Garnish with Parmesan.

(reheat gently as needed to keep spinach green)









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1 comment:

Bill said...

Source for high quality organic chicken (and other low fat meats). I know of a great online source for organic chicken (certified organic). There is just something great about the taste of organic meats (and other organic foods). The company is Blackwing Meats. Here is a link.
http://www.blackwing.com/product_shop.p
hp?pcnm=certified%20organic%20free%20range%20chicken