Just like my grandma makes it, this chicken and rice soup is simple yet very comforting! Make a huge pot so you can have something to warm you up all week.
Snowzilla Jones is in NY and it’s making everything stop. The mayor declared a state of emergency, suspended all public transportation and imposed a travel ban, meaning if you’re out and about with your car after 2:30pm you will be arrested! Daaaaamn!
What does all that mean for me? All Broadway shows were cancelled (shocking, I know. Mustn’t the show go on?), so no work today. Me, Tim and Lola are snowed in and all that I foresee for my near future are blankets, hot chocolate, red wine, Netflix and a bowl of hot soup. Oh, I admit it: I love snow days!
However, snow storm means a need for the ultimate comfort food, and for me that’s my grandma’s chicken and rice soup. If winter is over and you haven’t made this soup, life is passing you by, my friends!
Ever since I got the recipe with my grandma, I’ve made this soup quite a few times, thinking I could perfect it.
Oh, how I was wrong!
Usually, I like to tweak a recipe by changing a few things here and there to make it my own. So when my grandma said that I was supposed to add the rice, alredy cooked, at the end, I thought it would be more practical to add raw rice and cook it with the soup. The results? The rice soaked up all the liquid, got extremely soggy and the soup was a gunk. Exactly what she said would happen!
Really, I should know better by now. Grandma’s always right!
Moral of the story? Use cooked rice. And always, always, always listen to your grandmother!