Me Kate. Me throw rock. (cloudillusion) wrote in s0ups_on,
Me Kate. Me throw rock.
cloudillusion
s0ups_on

Toasted Orzo Chicken Soup

I made this soup tonight and it was delicious - and really pretty, too (so I took photos). The recipe (with some small modifications of my own) is from Everyday with Rachael Ray, Feb. 2010 issue.

Toasted Orzo Chicken Soup

-32 oz. (4 cups) chicken stock
-1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
-2 tablespoons butter
-3/4 cup orzo pasta
-2 tablespoons olive oil
-1 medium zucchini, finely chopped
-1 carrot, finely chopped
-1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
-1 small onion, finely chopped
-2 cloves garlic, minced
-salt and pepper to taste
-1 cup fresh or frozen peas
-1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
-2 cups water
-1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
-2 teaspoons grated lemon peel



Place the chicken stock and chicken pieces in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for about 12 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Melt the butter over medium heat in a soup pot. Add the orzo and cook, stirring constantly, until toasted (about 3-5 minutes). Remove the orzo from the pot and set aside.


Add the olive oil to the pot over medium heat. Add the zucchini, carrot, pepper, onion and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened, about 7-8 minutes.


Return the toasted orzo to the pot. Remove the chicken from the stock and add to the pot. Skim and discard the fat from the stock, then transfer the stock to the pot, as well. Add 2 cups of water. Bring the soup to a boil and cook until the orzo is just tender, about 5 minutes. Add the peas and corn in the last minute of cooking. Taste and adjust seasonings, if needed.


Turn off the heat, stir in the cilantro and lemon peel, and serve.
Tags: !photos, !recipes, grain: pasta, meat: chicken, source: magazine (specified)
Subscribe

  • Potato Kale Soup

    I got this recipe from one of the farmers at my local farmers market, and since this week suddenly turned chilly and very fall-like, it was a great…

  • (no subject)

    A lot of times, I'll be poking around the internet and then stumble on something that I want to try making right away. "I'm so hungry!" my stomach…

  • Havarti Dill Soup

    There's this great soup shop in town that makes this amazing Havarti Dill soup. In searching the internets for a way to make it myself, I found…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 2 comments