Chicken, Mushroom, Leek and Rice Soup

Chicken, Mushroom, Leek and Rice Soup
Recipe by Dragon

Chicken soup is one of the most warm and comforting foods you can eat when the weather outside is frightful. If you want to warm your stomach and possibly your soul, give this lovely soup a try. Am I overselling this? Nah. :) Enjoy!

Serve: 6-8

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
2 chicken breasts, cubed into 1 inch pieces
2 leeks, cleaned, cut into ¼ inch slices
5 cups mixed fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped
¼ cup white wine (optional)
2/3 cup of long grain rice
8 cups chicken broth (low sodium)
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
Sour cream or heavy cream to garnish

1. Heat olive oil and butter in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the chicken and sauté until the chicken is golden in colour. Season with some salt and pepper. Remove the chicken to a bowl and return the pot to the heat.

2. Add the leeks and garlic to the pot and cook for 3 minutes until softened. Add mushrooms and thyme leaves and cook for another 3 minutes. Add wine (if using) and cook for another 2 minutes.

3. Add the chicken, rice and broth to the pot and raise the heat to high. Bring to a boil, stir and reduce the heat to medium low. Cook for another 20-30 minutes until the rice is fully cooked. Add parsley at the end so it retains it green colour.

4. Taste the soup and adjust the salt and pepper to your liking.

5. To serve, ladle into a bowl and garnish with a dollop of sour cream or a generous splash heavy cream.


Anonymous said...

I love chicken soup (what do you want, I'm Jewish, the stuff practically flows through my blood)! But if my guys find it soothing, they also find it rather boring. Yours looks so much better, more dramatic, elegant and much tastier with the leeks, white wine and mushrooms. Looks like this is on the weekend's menu!

Vijitha said...

Such an inviting wholesome soup! lovely click.looks so good.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a tasty looking soup! I love that combination!



Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said...

A lovely winter soup - I've bookmarked your pork chop recipe for making this weekend, and maybe I'll do the soup as well. Great work.

Finla said...

Yummy yumm the soup looks so warminly delicious.

♥ mesa para 4 said...

What a great soup...abraço

Deeba PAB said...

What a great combination Paula...I'm feeling virtually warm looking at it, but not really warm coz I tried to dive in & couldn't! :0('s lovely!

Debbie said...

That is perfect for this time of year and it looks great.

Lo said...

It's true. Chicken soup is pretty difficult to beat at this time of the year.

Love the leeks in there... for me, that's hope for spring!

veggievixen said...

i love the combo of leeks and mushrooms. yum!

Mike of Mike's Table said...

This is my kind of chicken soup! I typically shy away from the stuff since it can err on the bland side, but this looks a lot more flavorful and just as comforting.

Maria said...

The soup looks fabulous!

Bunny said...

When I was at the grocery store this weekend they had fresh mushrooms on sale, I didn't get them cause I didn't think I'd use them all, now I wish I would have. Great looking soup!

Olga said...

oh, how I'd love a bowl of this right now :)

Peter M said...

Now this is something you can send up the 401 to me...I just have to warm it up...please!!!

test it comm said...

I have been enjoying a lot of soups lately as well. This soup looks good.

Elizabeth said...

This looks amazing - I am adding it to my "to make" list!

Anonymous said...

I made a creamy wild mushroom soup earlier this week and was looking for a soup to use my extra ingredients. This soup fits the bill so I'm going to try it out. Sounds great!

Anonymous said...

I tried this soup, used 1/2 chicken broth and half vegetable broth. Very yummy recipe! Thank you! Can't wait to have it again!

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