Thursday, February 25, 2010

Arroz con Pollo Soup

The Sun is finally shining, but it's been pretty windy here the last couple of days.  Why not make another delicious soup to help take the chill off?

Spicy Chicken & Rice Soup is one that my grandfather prepared often.  It's very similar to my Caldo de Pollo recipe, with the addition of two very simple ingredients.  One is rice and the other is Salsa El Pato.


Salsa El Pato is a cross between a salsa and a tomato sauce.  Not too spicy and so full of flavor.  It helps turn an ordinary soup into something extraordinary!

Spicy Chicken & Rice Soup

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut in large chunks
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Cilantro
  • 1 can Salsa El Pato
  • 4 medium carrots, peeled and cut in large chunks
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cut in large chunks
  • 2 zucchini, cut in large chunks
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon
  • 1/3 cup long-grain rice, uncooked


Directions:
Place the chicken, water, onion, garlic and a sprig of cilantro in 3-quart stockpot.  Season with salt and pepper.  Cook over medium-high heat for 30 minutes.

 


Pour in the can of Salsa El Pato.

  


Add the vegetables and chicken bouillon.  Season with more salt and pepper.  Continue to cook over medium-high heat for 30 to 40 minutes.

 


Add the uncooked rice and let cook for an additional 10 minutes or until the rice is completely cooked.



Serve with plenty of warm corn tortillas or Maseca Corn BreadEnjoy!!!

 

With Love,

More delicious soups you might love: 
Caldo de Pollo for the Soul (Chicken Soup)
Cocido Rojo (Mexican Beef Stew)
Mole de Olla 



8 comments:

  1. Looks hearty, healthy, and super yummy Leslie! Perfect for this winter weather!

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  2. This looks so tasty, oh and with corn bread sounds great!

    Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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  3. this is very interesting. will try this on those rainy months.

    oh, would it make a difference if i just substitute tomato sauce instead of salsa de pato? that's kinda hard to find in manila.

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  4. WOW! YOUR FOOD LOOKS SO DELICIOUS...I BET IT TASTE THE SAME :) LOVE IT...

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  5. such a yummy soup!! we've made it 4 times this year and now that it's soup season again - we're stocking up on the ingredients to make it some more!

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  6. i add garbanzos and corn-in-the-cob

    PERFECT

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  7. I am just now discovering your blog Leslie and I must say I have not been able to pull myself away from all your mouth watering recipes. Keep up the Good work. You definetly have a fan in me :)

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  8. Salsa del Pato :) I grew up accross the street from the factory that makes this salsa. I remember my mom making all sorts of delish stuff with this. Going to make this this week! :)

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