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Venetian Chicken-Rice Soup

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“Rice is an extremely popular grain in the Veneto region of Italy. If you’re making this soup a day or two before serving, don’t add the rice. At serving time, reheat the soup until almost boiling. Then add the rice and cook according to the recipe. From Cooking Club of America.”
READY IN:
1hr 15mins
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium heat until hot. Add pancetta; cook 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add onion, carrots and celery; cook 8 minutes or until onion begins to brown. Add garlic, bay leaves and saffron; cook 30 seconds.
  2. Add chicken and broth; increase heat to medium-high. Bring almost to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low. Partially cover and cook 12 to 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center and juices run clear. Remove chicken; cool slightly. Shred chicken meat.
  3. Meanwhile, add rice and pepper to Dutch oven. Partially cover and cook 20 minutes or until rice is tender, stirring occasionally. Return chicken to pot; cook 5 minutes or until chicken is heated through. Remove and discard bay leaves.
  4. 4. In small bowl, stir together parsley and lemon peel. Ladle soup into bowls; sprinkle with parsley.
  5. mixture.

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