Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Almost Instant Chicken Soup

It's been chilly here for about a week, so I'm spending lots of time using leftovers to make almost instant soups. Remember, you can make these to eat at home, or put them in your Superman or Star Wars Thermos and take them with you.

So, how many of you have leftover chicken wings at the end of a nice roast chicken meal? I do. That.'s because no one else will eat the wings, so I select a nice drumstick or second joint, and leave the wings to become leftovers. Two chicken wings were the inspiration for this lunch; the picture depicts the makings of lunch for two, double this recipe.
ALMOST INSTANT CHICKEN SOUP

1 chicken wing
1 tsp chicken base
10 oz boiling water
1 tsp dried onion flakes
2 tbsp wild rice blend (or plain white rice, if you prefer)

Put the chicken base and dried onion in your cup or thermos, and add the boiling water. Let it sit for a minute. Remove the meat from the chicken wing, and cut into bite sized bits; microwave for 20 seconds. Microwave the rice for 10 to 15 seconds. Add the chicken and rice to the cup or thermos, and let it sit for at least a minute. Excellent with a nice, fluffy roll or a handful of crackers (more on those tomorrow).

9 comments:

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

This is a great idea...a perfect lunch :)

Benny and Lily said...

boy that smells good
Benny & Lily

altadenahiker said...

Bring on the chilly weather. And I love wild rice.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I love soups with rice in them it makes them so much more filling and this sounds great. Soup days are certainly almost upon us!! Diane

SissySees said...

I'm going to try this on Sunday... or one night next week. I do crave chicken soup once in a while, but hate the way most noodles break down. I've never tried rice...

Mickle in NZ said...

Just the right way to add inner and outer warmth when it gets chilly, plus a big smile on the face of each lucky soup eater.

I remember thermos flasks with orange exteriors - very orange so that must have been the mid 1970s, before Star Wars (yes, dear sons of Marjie - there was a time before SW), sending care and huggles, Michelle

Pam said...

Quick, simple, and so delicious.

I filled my kids thermoses with fresh beef stew for lunch today. I love soup & stew weather.

Sue said...

We think a big pot of chicken rice soup sounds perfect on our kibble tonight. Thanks Miss Marjie.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

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