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Big Black Dog: Cream of Chicken Rice Soup and my Orchid

April 8, 2008

Cream of Chicken Rice Soup and my Orchid



Folks, this post has been hijacked, meaning copied and pasted, including my picture and it now available on a commercial cooking site in Eqypt.

It's been rainy, cold and windy...generally just a creepy, yucky day. And I thought a nice hearty soup for dinner would hit the spot. I did not want my soup to be a thick cream soup, so did not make a rue but just added the ingredients to the broth.



Cream of Chicken Rice Soup
Recipe developed in the kitchen of Big-Black-Dog

16 oz of chicken stock (I used my homemade stock but canned is fine)
1 chicken breast, cooked and shredded
1 c. of wild rice
1 c. green onions, chopped (save some of the chopped stems for garnish)
1 c. celery, chopped
4-5 mushrooms, chunky chopped
4-5 cloves of garlic, crushed
1/4 c. dry white wine
1/2 tsp tarragon
1/2 tsp marjoram
2 tsp basil
1 c. heavy cream
salt and pepper to taste

In a heavy bottomed soup pot over medium heat add the chicken stock. Mix in the rice, garlic, tarragon, marjoram, basil, mushrooms and salt and pepper and heat for about 15-20 minutes. Add cream and wine and just heat through. Garnish with a few sprinkles of the chopped green onion stem.


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And for the finale to this post........... my orchid is blooming!!

I've had many orchids over the years and all were blooming when I bought them but were doomed to never bloom again. So imagine my surprise when an orchid I bought at Home Depot for $5.99 in July '07 and lived through the dust of our construction is now in bloom. I am thrilled!!





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4 Comments:

Blogger OhioMom said...

Oh that soup looks so good, I love soup ... I will have to make a note to myself to try this one.

April 8, 2008 at 9:48 PM  
Blogger OhioMom said...

OOOOps ... I was so busy drooling over your soup, I forgot to mention your gorgeous orchid :)

April 8, 2008 at 9:49 PM  
Blogger Lucy said...

I'll second Linda's comments on the soup!

Lucky you, I have 2 orchids plants, both over 2 years old, & still waiting for some blooms!!

April 9, 2008 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger Tempered Woman said...

oh how I love chicken wild rice rice soup with shrooms, yum yum yum this looks so good! I keep getting too lazy to post my attempts at it, think I'll just make yours instead. ;-)

April 9, 2008 at 1:14 PM  

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