Enjoy this comforting blend of seasoned chicken, Mahatma® White Rice, onions, carrots, celery, garlic, freshly chopped basil leaves, parsley, in a base of stewed tomatoes and chicken broth. Top with Cheddar cheese for added extra creaminess and crunchy croutons, if desired.
Prepare the rice according to package directions.
Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until hot; add in the onion, carrot, celery and garlic.
Cook and stir for 3 to 5 minutes or until the onion is tender
Add chicken; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until pieces are light brown on all sides.
Add tomatoes and juice, broth, tomato paste, basil, parsley, pepper and salt.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 30 minutes.
Just before serving, place ½ cup hot rice into individual serving bowls. Ladle soup over rice. Garnish with freshly chopped basil leaves.
The ultimate comfort food has just gotten better! Your favorite classic tomato basil soup made with stewed tomatoes and freshly chopped basil is now heartier than ever with our White Rice. Bring a bowl of this soup to the couch and stay there for as long as you need when the weather is gloomy or you just need a relaxing meal to yourself.
Like our recipe for Mexican Black Beans and Rice or our Vegetarian Paella Recipe, this hearty soup is a great way to get all of the vegetables you need in one great tasting dish. Tomatoes, celery, onion, garlic and any more vegetables like spinach or kale that you wish to add in. Lettuce vegetables wilt in the heat making them barely noticeable for all the picky eaters in the family. Add your choice of cheese on top and crunchy croutons to bring this recipe to the next level.
The chicken gives it a protein touch that will keep you full and satiated along with a heaping helping of vegetables.