Kaylee is a huge soup fan. Like seriously, she could eat a different soup (or stew, or chili) every nite. She never gets tired of soup. So, when I saw I these leftovers I realized that they would be great in a soup.
You can honestly use whatever leftovers you have. As long as you have at least 1 complex carb, 1 veggie and a protein. Here's a quick list of possibilities:
Rice (white, brown or wild)
Potatoes (white, purple, sweet)
Ground meat (beef, turkey, chicken, buffalo)
My soup was made for the kids so, it was rice, chicken (I took the skin off fried chicken and used the meat), mixed vegetables and carrots. If I was making it for myself I probably would have used the shrimp from THIS recipe or THIS recipe.
The Recipe Redux theme this month is " Two for One", cooking once and eating twice. So, my Chicken Rice Soup is the perfect fit for today.
CHICKEN RICE SOUP
12 cups stock (I used vegetable but you can use any kind)
1 onion, diced (omit if using it in your veggies)
3 cups leftover carbs
3 cups leftover protein
3 cups leftover vegetables
- Saute onion.
- Add stock and bring to a boil.
- Put in all your leftovers
- Bring back to a boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes until everything is hot.
So freakin' simple!!! Just boil and dump. It's quick, too! From start to finish this recipe takes under 45 minutes. It's great for a nite when you need a meal that is quick and hearty. It's also good after a holiday.
Easter: Ham, peas, and rice
Thanksgiving: Turkey, sweet potatoes, and green beans
Christmas: Ham, potatoes, and corn
How does you family feel about soup? Love it? Hate it? How do you use leftovers in a unique way? Let me know!