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Super Easy Chicken & Rice Soup
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1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter

1 small (1/2 cup) onion, chopped

2 to 3 ribs (1 cup) celery, sliced

2 to 3 medium (1 cup) carrots, coarsely chopped

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic

48 ounces (6 cups) chicken broth

1 cup water

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

2 cups cooked rice, white, brown, wild or mix of varieties

2 cups skinned, boned, chopped deli rotisserie chicken

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, if desired

Salt, if desired

Pepper, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Melt butter in 4- to 6-quart saucepan over medium heat until sizzling. Add onion, celery, carrots and garlic; continue cooking 3-5 minutes or until onion is softened.

  2. STEP 2

    Add chicken broth, water and smoked paprika. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 7-9 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil and carrots are tender. Stir in rice, chicken and parsley. Cook 5-7 minutes or until heated through. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Serve immediately.

Tip #1

Save time by purchasing a bag of matchstick or julienne carrots for this recipe.

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