Friday, January 24, 2014
Chicken Quinoa Soup
I had to share this recipe for Chicken Quinoa Soup. I made turkey noodle soup for my family a couple of days ago and because I am trying to cut back (out) white flour, I didn't want to eat any homemade noodles. I had just bought 2 lbs of quinoa "pilaf" from a health food store. I have never eaten quinoa before and didn't know if I would like it, but thought I would substitute the noodles with it.
It turned out SO good. I actually liked it better than with noodles, but I think that's because there are herbs and spices (large chunks of peppercorns, dried onion, parsley and garlic) in the quinoa that I bought, which added great flavour to the soup. It is called "Western Medley" by the company, Dan-D-Pak.
1/2 onion chopped
1 stalk of celery chopped
1 carrot sliced (I used 1/4 c dehydrated carrots.
10 sliced mushrooms (optional)
in 2 tsp coconut oil.
Once cooked, add
1/4 c quinoa, 1 tsp chicken soup base and 1/4c + 2 Tbsp water. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 15 mins. When time is done, take off heat and let sit for 5 mins. This was the directions for the quinoa I bought, but I think they might be different for regular quinoa. Just cook according to your package.
Then add 2 tsp dried parsley, salt & pepper, 1 c chopped, cooked chicken and 1 1/2 litres of chicken stock. Cook until hot.
Makes 4 pints (about 8 cups) of soup. I froze the jars, so when I make soup for the fam, I can take out one of these and enjoy!
By the way, did you notice I stored the soup in canning jars? I have started doing this because;
1. Glass is not as toxic as used sour cream containers (which is what I tend to use).
2. I can see what is in the jars and totally not forget what I have in the fridge. This is HUGE for me. We waste so much food because I forget about it.
3. Glass jars are safe for the freezer, as long as you leave 1 - 2 inches of head space.
4. You can warm up the contents right in the jar.
5. I have so many jars, why not use them.
6. And ... I love the the way they look!
This post is linked up to; Sunny Simple Life