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My oldest daughter absolutely adores the Maurice Sendak book, Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months.

We had been reading it quite regularly when my daughter asked if we could have chicken soup with rice. I obliged and threw together a recipe of my own. For the past couple of

For the past couple of months, this soup has been a staple in our house, so I figured it was time to share the recipe with you!


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Chicken Soup with Rice

Yield: 8


  • The Ingredients
  • 3 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • 9 cups water
  • 4 vegetable bouillon cubes (we like the McCormick brand because it doesn't have MSG in it)
  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped (leaves and all)
  • 1 cup carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 drops Tabasco sauce
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 3/4 cups long grain brown rice, rinsed well


  • Break up and dissolve the bouillon cubes in 1/2 cup warm water.
  • Place all the ingredients except the rice in a large pot and bring the ingredients to a rolling boil.
  • Add rinsed rice and cook until rice is tender (about 50 minutes).
  • Serve with crackers or a batch of our Vegan Biscuits

Of course, once the soup has settled in our bellies, we gather in the living room and dance to Carole King’s song; Chicken Soup With Rice.




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Jennifer Bly
Jennifer Bly
Author of My Kitchen, My Classroom: An Introduction to Homeschool, creator of The Deliberate Mom, Deliberate Homeschooling and regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Jennifer writes about parenting, her faith, and life with her husband and two girls. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration Degree with a specialization in Early Learning in Child Care.

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