Easy Chicken and Rice Soup

This Easy Chicken and Rice Soup is a healthy soup that's perfect for any time of the year, specially on chilly days! With just 6 ingredients, it's one of our favorite soups!

Chicken soup with rice on a tureen

If you're looking for comfort food, this flavorful chicken soup recipe is perfect for you! ! This is one of our favorite recipes, it practically cooks itself and is so delicious!
Homemade chicken soups have always been present in our lives. I remember when I was little my grandmother or my mother making this chicken rice soup recipe. The smell of the soup flowing through the kitchen to the entire house was amazing, what good memories!
We continue to make this soup just like my grandmother used to, but you can add some extra ingredients like fresh herbs, carrot or even make this recipe with chicken breasts.
It's often said that the simplest recipes are often the tastiest and, in most cases, it's true. For this recipe, you don't need fancy ingredients to make a creamy chicken soup, just 6 simple ingredients such as chicken pieces, water, onion, coriander, rice and salt are enought to make a healthy soup full of flavors.
We have a few other creamy soups ideas that we think you'll love, including our Creamy watercress and spinach soup, Red bean soup with pasta and chouriço and Portuguese green soup recipe.

Chicken soup with rice on a tureen

INGREDIENTS FOR EASY CHICKEN AND RICE SOUP

Here you'll find all the ingredients needed to make this recipe:

  • Chicken - Juicy chicken cut into pieces.
  • Water - For the soup broth.
  • Coriander - Adds a nice fresh flavor.
  • Rice - We prefer to make this soup with medium-grain rice because it is creamier and absorbs all the flavors.
  • Onion - Onion cut into pieces. Adds an extra flavor to the soup.
  • Salt - For seasoning. Highlights all the other flavors.

Below you’ll find the correct measurement of all ingredients and the step-by-step guide for this recipe.

HOW TO MAKE INGREDIENTS FOR EASY CHICKEN AND RICE SOUP

Step 1: In a large pot, add the chicken and season with salt, coriander and onion cut into pieces. Pour the water and boil over high heat.

Step 2: When starts boiling, reduce to medium-high heat and simmer for about one hour.

Step 3: Add the rice and cook for more 13 to 15 minutes.

Step 4: Turn off the heat and serve (before serving, we often season this soup with a few drops of lemon juice).

Chicken soup with rice on a tureen

TIPS FOR COOKING RICE

We usually use long-grain rice or medium-grain rice but you can use another type of rice. Long-grain rice is looser while medium-grain rice is creamier and absorbs all the flavors.
Rice cooking time: about 10 to 12 minutes for long-grain rice and 13 to 15 minutes for medium-grain rice.

If you prefer, you can add fresh parsley or fresh thyme instead of coriander.

For a tender chicken, cook this soup over medium-low heat.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long does it takes to cook rice?
The rice cooking time may vary depending on the type of rice and cooking method.
For long grain rice, 10 to 12 minutes and about 13 to 15 minutes for medium grain rice.
This cooking time is after boiling. After boiling, cook the rice over low heat.
Can I store in the fridge?
Yes, you can store this soup in the fridge! Allow the rice to cool to room temperature and place it in an airtight container. You can store the rice in the fridge for about 3-4 days. Beyond this time frame, it might start losing its taste and texture.
Can I make this recipe with boneless skinless chicken breasts?
Yes, you can! Cut the chicken breasts into small pieces (the cooking time may change slightly). If you thinking of making this soup with chicken breast, add a drizzle of olive oil before serving.
Can I make this recipe with carrots?
Absolutely! Cut the carrots into small pieces or slices.
RECIPE VIDEO:

Easy Chicken and Rice Soup

Chicken soup with rice on a tureen

This Easy Chicken and Rice Soup is a healthy soup that's perfect for any time of the year, specially on chilly days! With just 6 ingredients, it's one of our favorite soups!

4.40 from 5 reviews


    Servings: 4
    Prep Time:5 m
    Cook Time:1:15 h
    Total Time:1:20 h

    Ingredients

    • 800 grams (1 3/4 pounds) chicken cut into pieces
    • 2 liters (8 cups) water
    • Coriander (to taste)
    • 200 grams (1 cup) Medium-grain rice
    • 1 large onion
    • Salt (to taste)

    Directions

    1. In a large soup pot, add the chicken and season with salt, coriander and onion cut into pieces. Pour the water and boil over medium-high heat.
    2. When starts boiling, reduce to medium heat and simmer for about one hour.
    3. Add the rice and cook for more 13 to 15 minutes.
    4. Turn off the heat and serve.
    Easy Chicken and Rice Soup
    Nutrition facts
    Serves 4
    Per Serving:
    % DAILY VALUE
    Calories 500
    Total Fat 6.5 g(8%)
    Saturated Fat 2 g(9%)
    Cholesterol 154 mg(51%)
    Sodium 184 mg(8%)
    Total Carbohydrate 43.5 g(16%)
    Protein 62 g
     

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