Healthy Aromatic Chicken and Rice Soup

brimming with umami flavor
Brimming with umami flavor
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Ingredients

1 tsp Olive oil extra-virgin
1 Shallots thinly sliced
⅓ cup Jasmine rice rinsed
4 cloves Garlic finely chopped
1 (2-inch) piece Fresh ginger peeled, cut into matchsticks
8 cups Water
Kosher Salt
2 Sweet potatoes small, washed and cut into ½-inch thick rounds
2 cups cooked Chicken or turkey, shredded
2 tbsp Lime juice fresh
2 tbsp Soy sauce low-sodium
1 tbsp Oyster sauce
Cilantro fresh
Sesame oil toasted, to taste
Black pepper freshly ground

Nutritional information

217
calories
3g
fat
34g
carbohydrates
14g
protein
30gm
cholesterol
501mg
sodium
Ingredients

Healthy Aromatic Chicken and Rice Soup

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Treat yourself with this Healthy Aromatic Chicken and Rice Soup! It is cozy yet light and brimming with umami flavor from the oyster and soy sauce. This homemade soup is packed with fresh ginger, garlic, sweet potatoes, chicken, and rice for a well-rounded and flavorful meal. Easy and delicious, this wholesome soup is perfect for cooler nights!   

To make this soup, start by sautéing some shallots until starting to brown. Add the rice and stir for 2 minutes before adding the garlic, ginger, and water. Simmer until the rice begins to swell, then add the sweet potato rounds and continue to simmer until the rice and potatoes are tender. Add the chicken followed by fresh lime juice, soy and oyster sauce. Season and serve in bowls garnished with fresh cilantro leaves and toasted sesame oil for extra flavor! If you’re planning to enjoy this soup leftover, reheat and add a little water to thin and make the rice and chicken soupy again.

To make the Healthy Aromatic Chicken and Rice Soup, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Healthy Aromatic Chicken and Rice Soup

Steps to make Healthy Aromatic Chicken and Rice Soup

1

Sauté shallots

5

In a Dutch oven or soup pot over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil. Add 1 thinly sliced shallot and sauté for about 5 minutes until starting to brown.

2

Add rice

2

Add ⅓ cup rice and stir while cooking for 2 minutes.

3

Add garlic, ginger, and water

1

Stir in 4 finely chopped cloves garlic, matchsticks of ginger, and 8 cups water. Add in 1 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil.

4

Simmer

10

Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for about 8–10 minutes or until the rice has started to expand.

5

Add sweet potatoes

15

Add 2 small sweet potatoes and simmer over medium-low heat, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes until the soup is thickened and potatoes and rice are tender.

6

Add chicken

2

Add 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken and cook for 2 minutes to heat through.

7

Add lime juice, soy and oyster sauce

1

Stir in 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce, and 1 tablespoon oyster sauce. Season with salt.

8

Serve

To serve, divide the soup among bowls. Top with fresh cilantro, a drizzle of toasted sesame oil, and a grind or two of fresh black pepper. Enjoy!

This delicious and Healthy Aromatic Chicken and Rice Soup is a nourishing, wholesome soup brimming with umami flavor. Try it out as the temperature dips this season, and please come back to leave a comment below with your thoughts.

Bethany is very passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and clean diet. She’s trying to cut meat out of her diet as much as possible and focuses on cooking vegetarian food and fish. Bethany gets a kick from finding ways to add new twists to classic dishes. What’s more, thanks to her Asian roots, she’s great at combining different cuisines to come up with something extraordinary. Bethany’s recipes will inspire you to add new colors and flavors to your everyday meals.

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Athina

Added this recipe to the list of recipes I must try! Thanks for sharing!

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