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

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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?

  7. 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! :)