I normally try to avoid packaged food while I’m clattering around in my kitchen, but I learned the Rice a’ Roni trick from another cooking blog a while back and I love it!
- 1 cup celery, chopped
- 1 cup carrots, chopped
- 1 cup zucchini, chopped
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 1 cup frozen green beans
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1 Tbsp crushed garlic
- 1 tsp pepper
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 bay leaf
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 2 cup water
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 cups chopped chicken (I use rotisserie chicken from Costco)
- 1 cup milk
- ½ cup flour
- 1 box of long grain and wild Rice a’ Roni (seasoning pack included)
- In a large soup pot, saute celery, carrots, zucchini, yellow squash and green beans with 2 Tbsp of butter until onion is translucent.
- While veggies are sauteing, whisk together chicken broth, water, and heavy whipping cream.
- Once the onions are translucent, add the garlic, pepper, and salt and mix together. Sate for another 2 minutes.
- Add the liquid mixture you whisked together to the soup pot and let simmer for 15 minutes.
- While soup is simmering, whisk together milk and flour.
- Once the soup has finished simmering, add the bay leaf, chicken, milk/flour mixture, and the Rice a’ Roni + seasoning packet. Stir and let simmer for 20 minutes.
- Top with shredded cheese and serve with a thick slice of bread and butter.