“Kids love it. Doctors recommend it. Mothers have always known it. Nothing beats good old-fashioned chicken soup. I found this recipe in Healthy Meals In Minutes. I have not tried this recipe, I posted it for a request on the request forum.”

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  1. In a medium pot, combine the water and broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Add chicken, carrot, celery, and rice. Reduce heat to medium; simmer until chicken is cooked, about 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove chicken; transfer to a plate to cool.
  2. Reduce heat to low; simmer until rice is tender, about 10-12 minutes. While the soup is cooking, dice chicken; set aside.
  3. Add mushrooms and peas to the soup; simmer for 5 minutes. Remove pot from heat. Stir in chicken, parsley, and pepper. Ladle the soup into bowls and serve immediately.
  4. Variation: Substitute 8-ounces of lean ground beef for the chicken. Preheat the oven to 350. Shape the beef into small meatballs, place on a nonstick baking sheet, and bake until browned, about 10 minutes. Proceed as directed for the chicken in step 3.
  5. Note: This doesn't say to use this in the directions but it does say when to add this in the how to make it section. (To make a bouquet garni, place a piece of carrot, 1 bay leaf, 1 parsley sprig, 1 thyme sprig, and some peppercorns on a cheesecloth square. Gather the corners of the cheesecloth and tie with string, making a pouch. Place in a pot with water and broth as directed in step 1. Remove before serving.).

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