Warmth in my kitchen: Chicken Soup with Rice and homemade bread
I just added my recipe for Whole Grain Chicken Soup with Rice. This is a recipe that I created this winter, using chicken from the freezer, veggies from the fridge, and rice from the pantry. I did have fresh herbs to use in this soup, but dried will work as well.
We all love this soup and the leftovers are great re-warmed! I like to use brown rice, which adds a whole-grain chewiness and a bit of fiber. :) I've made chicken soup with rice in the past, using white rice and making a creamy chicken "soup" (maybe more of a gravy), but this whole grain chicken soup is much more hearty and filling!
I also love that using rice is healthier and cheaper than using noodles, and definitely easier than making noodles! I do really enjoy a good homemade chicken noodle soup but need to keep things simple much of the time.
Homemade bread is a great addition to any wintertime meal! With boys who love to toast their own bread (and can each eat several slices!), our homemade bread goes quickly.
Isn't that photo just perfect? Well, here is what I found when I sliced a few more slices from that same loaf:
Can you believe it?! I don't think I've EVER seen such a huge hole in a loaf of bread! The top was actually a little too dark, too, due to me turning off the timer and then forgetting to take the bread out of the oven until about 20 minutes later! Thankfully, the bread was still good inside, and the dark top was hardly noticeable when we ate it.