Enjoy this easy soup recipe for a Sunday lunch in or a cozy weekday dinner. No matter how you choose to enjoy, we guarantee it will be one for the books!
Sauté mushrooms and onions in butter until tender; add flour and stir until smooth. Cook 1 minute stirring constantly.
Gradually add half & half and chicken broth; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thick and bubbly.
Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
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This downright delicious chicken and rice soup recipe is bound to please your appetite. Of all the comfort food out there, our Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup certainly tops the charts. It’s a homemade soup perfect for those in need of a little TLC. Furthermore, with extra veggies, chicken, and whole grain rice, it can be seen as a complete meal. Ingredients aside, as most soup connoisseurs know, good soup always starts with a good base.
Now, we cannot stress enough how much of a difference this next part will make for your creamy creation. The process off adding flour to your butter and vegetable mixture is just as essential to the creamy texture as the half and half you’ll be adding in later, and if not – more. For this soup, you’ll have just that, beginning with sautéeing sliced mushrooms and chopped onions in a half a cup of butter until translucent. Slowly adding in equal parts flour, you’ll be mixing with the butter to create a bit of a thickened paste, an easy roux, for your soup’s base.
After this mixture is set, you’ll be ready to add in the rest of the tasty goods. With the addition of chicken broth and four cups of half and half, this soup is just about 10 minutes away from pot to plate. Apart from the savory, flavorful broth that you’ve created, chicken chunks, whole grain rice, and aromatic herbs like rosemary and thyme will add an extra layer of flavor to this luscious work of art.
If you fancy something with more of a Mediterranean flavor, try one of our Paella recipes.