Meal Prep: Chicken and Rice Soup + Recipe

Continuing my meal preps for getting sick, I made Chicken and Rice Soup.

This is deceptive – it’s my own recipe, and has no actual chicken in it, only bouillon and chicken broth.  It’s very mild and good for upset stomach especially.

Here it is simmering:

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Very straightforward.

This is made for a 20+ cup pot.  You’ll need:

  • Chicken Broth
  • Chicken Bouillon
  • Carrots (chopped)
  • Celery (chopped)
  • Garlic (minced)
  • Onion (chopped)
  • 8 cups cooked rice
  • Thyme
  • Salt
  1. I put as much broth as I have into the pot and start it simmering.  What I can’t fill, I make up with bouillon and water until the pot is 1/3 full.
  2. I add all of the chopped and minced veggies.  If I have green onion, I chop and add that too, but I didn’t this time.  This should fill the second 1/3 of the pot.
  3. I bring it to a boil and then at Thyme.
  4. I simmer it until everything is soft.
  5. I add the rice and simmer until warmed and mixed in well.  The pot should be completely full by now.  The rice will swell a little too, keep in mind.
  6. That’s it!  When I serve, I add a little salt.

I portioned it out into containers:

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Put it in the freezer (I had to move some of the previous meal prep to the standing freezer):

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And, of course, saved some for eating right away!

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Have you been doing meal preps?  What type of things do you like to prep and freeze?  Inquiring minds want to know!