My sonny boy and I have not been feeling very good these days. We pace around the house sniffling and sneezing and saying, “Owie. Owie”. Well, that last part is only him, although I must admit that sometimes I’m tempted to chime in.
These hazy days make eating not so much fun and it has been a struggle for Max to get anything down his poor little swollen throat. So, I figured it was time for some warm and hearty soup.
This Ham and Rice Soup is comfort in a bowl. It’s creamy, chunky and satisfyingly delicious. A warm bowl of yummy goodness to soothe those aches and pains and gain some strength back. It’s definitely not low calorie, but that’s what you need to keep the meat on your bones. :) It’s also a great way to use up any leftover rice or ham that’s stored away in your fridge.
Creamy Ham and Rice Soup
- 6 Tbsp. butter
- 1 green onion, chopped
- 1 small carrot, peeled and grated
- 1/3 cup flour
- 3.5 cups chicken broth (2- 14oz cans)
- 1 cup finely chopped cooked ham
- 2 cups leftover cooked rice
- 1 cup half and half cream
- salt and pepper, to taste
- In a medium size saucepan cook green onions and carrots in butter to soften. Add flour and stir until thoroughly combined with butter.
- Slowly add chicken broth, stirring constantly to avoid lumps. Bring to a boil and simmer 2 min.
- Add ham, rice, cream, salt and pepper. Heat through, but do not bring to a boil.
* 3.5 cups water plus 2 bouillon cubes may be used in place of the chicken broth.
In other news, I have entered two of my recipes into the Foodista recipe contest. The winning recipes will be published in their upcoming cookbook. Voting is open until the end of March. To vote for me click on the icons at the top right of the page. And, if you have a recipe entered let me know, so I can vote for you!
What is your favourite food when you have the sniffles? Have a great weekend everyone!