This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #justaddrice #CollectiveBiasI have been on the hunt for quick, easy and delicious meals that I can prepare as a new wife (eeep!) and I have found a favorite with chicken and wild rice soup! Help a new wife out and leave me your favorite recipes in the comments; I have a feeling I am going to fall in love with my crock-pot.
September was bonkers, friends, but the best kind of bonkers. Houston and I had an amazing wedding and then were able to enjoy a relaxing island honeymoon; I will be recapping both of them soon but there are sneak peaks available on my Instagram account, so follow along!
All of the relaxing, sunbathing and nap taking must have been too much of a shock for Houston's system because he came down with a cold on our way home from our honeymoon. Traveling with sinus pressure is no fun.
We can cross "in sickness and in health" off the newlywed firsts; I don't like that he hasn't felt well, but I am glad we are together and I can help take care of him.
Lucky for me, I have my chicken and wild rice soup that is perfect for when you are under the weather or when you just want to enjoy something hot to eat (hello Fall!); yes, I am collecting as many good wife points as I can get!
My dear friend Brittany was sweet enough to give me this recipe after I devoured an entire pot at her house one weekend.
Fun fact: this soup is what I had for lunch the first time Houston and I ever ate lunch together.
I love how easy the recipe is to put together and how I can get everything I need in one shopping trip at our local Kroger family store. I am fortunate to have a store only three minutes from our house (good for grocery shopping, bad when I get a craving for lime sherbet). I usually grab a rotisserie chicken from the deli department to make the food prep even easier. Kroger knows the way to my heart and periodically sends coupons in the mail.
I was especially excited to see that the Uncle Ben's® Long Grain & Wild Rice now comes in a Fast Cook Recipe and it takes 15 minutes less to cook than the original recipe. #WifeWin
While my rice is cooking, I chop all my veggies and chicken and set them to the side; I try to race the rice and have everything chopped and ready to go when the rice has cooled.
I like to eat my soup with saltine crackers and a healthy dose of cracked pepper. Yum!
1 box Uncle Ben's® Long Grain & Wild Rice – Fast Cook
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
3 cups cooked chicken
1 can evaporated milk
8 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup baking flour
2 tablespoons margarine
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
¼ teaspoon thyme
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
Prepare the Uncle Ben's® Long Grain & Wild Rice per the instructions on the box
Prepare vegetables and chicken
Melt margarine in large saucepan and add vegetables // Sauté until tender
Place vegetables in large stockpot and combine flour // Mix well
Add chicken broth // Mix well
Add chicken, cooked Uncle Ben's® Long Grain & Wild Rice and spices
Add evaporated milk and stir until warm
Serve with saltine crackers and a soup spoon.
So tell me: How would you use Uncle Ben's® flavor options in your favorite meal?