Chicken and Rice Soup Recipe

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 Updated 30/05/2015

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This recipe for chicken and rice soup represents an economical and filling dish that can be served at lunch or dinner.


  • 1 onion
  • 4 carrots
  • 1 rib of celery
  • chicken carcass and any leftover meat
  • 2 sprigs of parsley
  • 1 bay leaf
  • few peppercorns
  • 2 pints water
  • 2 tablespoons rice
  • chopped parsley for garnish
(see measure conversions for more information on quantites)


  1. Skin the onion and scrape the carrots, then cut each into 4 pieces.
  2. Clean and cut the celery.
  3. Put the chicken carcass in a saucepan, add the vegetables, parsley, bay leaf, peppercorns and pour on the water.
  4. Bring to the boil, put on the lid and simmer gently for 2-3 hours, or until all the flesh has come away from the chicken bones.
  5. Strain the stock into a bowl and let it cool.
  6. When the stock is quite cold, skim off all the fat from the surface, using a tablespoon.
  7. Pour the stock back into the pan, bring to the boil, add the rice and boil for 25 minutes.
  8. Add leftover chicken pieces and boil for a further 5 minutes.
  9. Serve sprinkled with chopped parsley.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 180 minutes

Yield: 2-4 portions


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#5 - amy - 11/23/2010 - 03:46
yes you can freeze chicken and rice soup
As soon as your soup has cooled ladle into individual portions i use freezer bags(takes up less room in the freezer)Its actually better once it has been frozen,try a pinch of tyme and a little garlic superb,johnm
#4 - jmcgartland - 05/28/2010 - 04:54
I always freeze chicken soup and it works out very well.I found the method through Googling "freeze chicken soup".
Cook-chill isn't freezing though,is it?
#3 - ellie - 02/11/2010 - 03:11
I am studying for my GCSES and I am doing cooked-chilled ready meals.I was wondering if you can freeze chicken and rice soup? Thank you.
#2 - charlotte jackson - 02/10/2010 - 05:45
I to want to know if you can freeze chi.& rice soup.
#1 - Lucille P - 11/09/2009 - 19:31
can you freeze this chicken and rice soup
#0 - Helen Bryce - 04/30/2008 - 13:20
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