Cheddar ‘n Rice Soup
Cheddar soup with the addition of chopped red pears for an updated flair.
20 min.prep time
30 min.total time
1 medium (1/2 cup) onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
1 1/2 cups cooked long grain rice
1 cup beer or low sodium chicken broth
16 ounces (4 cups) shredded Cheddar cheese
3 medium (about 2 1/2 cups) ripe red Bartlett or Anjou pears, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Melt butter in 4-quart saucepan until sizzling; add onion. Cook over medium-high heat until onion is softened (1 to 2 minutes). Stir in flour and red pepper. Add chicken broth and half & half. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a full boil (4 to 5 minutes).
Add chicken, rice and beer. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until heated through (2 to 3 minutes). Remove from heat. Stir in cheese until melted. Stir in
Ladle into serving bowls. Sprinkle each serving with remaining pear and parsley. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts (1 serving)
Dietary Fiber: 2g
Recipe #12340b©2002Land O'Lakes, Inc.