Comfort food for the win! When you’re in the mood for something warm and delicious, try this creamy Broccoli and Cheese Soup made with chicken, vegetables and rice to give it that extra hearty touch.
Prepare the Broccoli and Cheese Seasoned Rice mix according to package directions.
In a medium saucepan melt the butter; sauté onions, mushrooms, celery, and carrots for about 2 minutes. Add the chicken broth, chicken and prepared rice. Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to simmer and add whipping cream. Salt and pepper to taste.
Simmer for 5 minutes.
Garnish with dill weed.
Broccoli and Cheese is a match made in heaven, whether it’s in a soup, casserole, quiche or simply eating broccoli covered in warm melted cheese. If you’re part of the club that could eat Broccoli and Cheese with anything, we recommend keeping a pack or two of Mahatma® Rice on hand. Forget the store-bought brand, when the craving strikes, make your own homemade option in less than 30 minutes!
This soup is also great for getting your daily dose of vegetables into your meals in a flavorful way and if you’ve got picky eaters at home, this is the time to add in fresh vegetables like carrots, mushrooms and extra broccoli! If you’re short on time or can’t make it to the store, the frozen vegetables you’ve got at home will also work.
Make it a vegetarian Meatless Monday meal option by simply omitting the chicken and using vegetable broth instead.
If you want to make the soup lighter, use your favorite plain Greek yogurt instead or simply omit the whipping cream altogether.
If you’ve got any leftovers, bring them to work or school for lunch the next day. This soup tastes just as great reheated!