Thursday, September 15, 2005

It's cool enough.. right?

We've been under 100 degrees all week! Although the future forcasts move us back over 100 for the weekend I decided it was cool enough (for me anyway) to make some soup! Even though this one has chicken and turkey sausage it is still light tasting with a hint of spice from the hot sausage. The added vegetables help to bulk up the soup along with a basmati and wild rice blend. I served some simple tortilla chips along side and called it a meal. We ended up with three nice sized servings so that leaves me with one for lunch tomorrow.

Chicken, Sausage, and Rice Soup(Adapted from CL)

4 ounces hot turkey Italian sausage
2 4oz chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
Cooking spray
1 1/2 cups frozen chopped onion
2 thyme sprigs
1/3 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup chopped carrot
2 (14 1/2-ounce) cans fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
2 cups al dente cooked rice (about 7 mins short of being finished)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Remove casings from sausage. Combine sausage and chicken in a large saucepan coated with cooking spray over high heat; cook 2 minutes, stirring to crumble sausage. Add onion and thyme; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add celery, carrot, and broth; bring to a boil.

Stir the pre-cooked rice into broth mixture. Cover, reduce heat to medium, and cook 7 minutes or until rice is tender. Discard thyme sprigs. Stir in parsley, salt, and pepper.


  1. Sounds delicious, but I'm going to wait until the temperature is waaaaaaaay below 100 - like 40 degrees or so.

    Thanks for sharing

  2. Oh, that soups looks really good! Thanks for sharing the picture AND the recipe. I think I'll be making that one soon.

  3. PocoCocoa just did a post about soup too... you know it is fall when you start craving soup. That soup looks delicious!

  4. It's always soup season in my house...yours looks good!

  5. Very nice! I love soup!
    Let me tell you, I like your blog so much that it inspired me to make one for me too! It is new and has only a couple of posts/pictures, but I will try to add new pictures and recipes everyday!
    I even made some soup today and posted a picture!
    If you would like to see my little blog the link is
    Hope you enjoy mine as I enjoy visiting yours!

  6. Good Lord, I don't know how you handle that kind of heat. :S I am looking for the snowy mountains and cold winter days. Try to keep cool!

  7. Ruth - Yeah I can't wait until it is in the 70's here. But that is still a few months away!

    Erika - Thanks! Hope you make it!

    Chloe - Too cool - I went and checked out poco's site too!

    Crystal - Thanks!

    Ana - Thats awesome! Congrats on starting your own blog. It is very addictive!

    Ali - It takes awhile to get used to but it is not so bad. They say it's a "dry heat" but does it really matter much when its 115?

  8. Yeah dry heat shmy heat. I spent last summer cooped up in an apartment in air conditioning..and no sanity when it was about 115 too. I could never get used to it...but glad you can! :)