Runny Little Noses

My Gabby Goose is home sick today from school.   I have canceled all appointments and we are staying warm at home in our pajamas today.  I had quite a bit of computer work that I have been procrastinating doing.  My mind starts to hurt when I work on Quickbooks, taxes, invoicing…  I will find anything to do, other than it.  But, I got her done.  Now, we can chit chat about Chicken and Rice Soup.

Our Nana made a similar soup when one of the older girls were sick.  We were at the Ford Plantation, right outside of Savannah when she whipped this up many years ago.  I loved it then and love thinking of the wonderful memories of being with her in the kitchen.  She is the best, savviest, cook and entertainer I have ever met.  I am a lucky gal to have gotten to work with her in the kitchen.    

There are proven studies that show chicken broth has healing agents.  When you add the other ingredients and some rest, I believe, recovery is just around the corner.  We don’t always wait until we are sick to enjoy it.  It is good just because it is winter and cold outside!

Chicken and Rice Soup


6 cups Homemade Chicken Stock

2 Tablespoons grated ginger (freeze your ginger~ this makes grating it and storing it easier)

2 cloves minced garlic

3 scallions chopped

1 tablespoon olive oil

salt to taste

2 cups cooked brown or white basmati rice


If you don’t have homemade chicken broth, then use the store bought.  In your dutch oven or large sauce pan,  sauté your garlic, ginger, and scallions for a minute.  Add your broth and season with salt.  When your broth is hot, pour it over the cooked rice and serve.  However, you don’t have to serve it over rice.  It’s great alone.  Sometimes, I’ll a bit in a tea cup or mug that we can sip on.

It doesn’t get much easier than this and the benefits are many- including warming frigid fingers while holding your cup.  Goose is already feeling better.  Cheer’s to feeling healthy and warm during the winter months!


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