Lime Ice Cubes and Chicken & Wild Rice Soup (but not together!)

lime juice 2Here’s a little secret I learned from a Facebook feed that I think is worth sharing! I drink warm water or green tea with lemon/lime juice most mornings. I now take a few minutes every so often and prepare the juice ahead of time.  Such a time saver!  I simply roll the room temperature limes or lemons, slice in half, squeeze out every drop, and then pour into ice trays.  Next I place them in the freezer and then pop them out once frozen.  Store the juice cubes in a freezer bag or container.  Of course, these are also handy to drop into iced tea.  Talk about a delicious and healthy punch of Vitamin C!

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Chicken and Wild Rice Soup (Thanks to my sister Renae)

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Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

A grocery store rotisserie chicken or left over chicken, shredded

Package of Uncle Ben’s Long Grain Wild Rice with seasoning pack

4 cups chicken broth

Black pepper to taste

1 1/2 -2 cups non-fat heavy cream

veggies of your choice

1/2 cup butter

3/4 cup flour

Start by making a roux ~ melt the butter and add the flour in your favorite large soup pan. It will soon look like sugar cookie dough. (It is supposed to…I called and asked!)  Gradually add the chicken broth and cream using a whisk. Add wild rice and seasoning package, bring to boil, stirring. Reduce heat and add shredded chicken and  your favorite veggies.  I added celery, corn and carrots. (my sister pre-cooked her veggies, I didn’t) Cover and allow it simmer. I went by the time stated on the rice box.  As it cooks, it thickens, so you may want to add water before serving.  This is delicious and makes a bunch.  AND…it freezes well.  Use your own creativity and enjoy the soup! Great for a brrrrr day!

Happy Day and Be Nice to People ♥

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19 Responses to Lime Ice Cubes and Chicken & Wild Rice Soup (but not together!)

  1. andy1076 says:

    So yummy and perfect for the upcoming chilly winter 🙂

  2. Great idea about the limes!

  3. I’ve got a lung infection now, I think that soup might just be what the Dr. ordered. It looks delicious. Thanks for sharing it.

  4. Yum – set a place at the table for me!
    Diana xo

  5. Bonnie says:

    Yum and Yum. I will be right over!!! xo

  6. We live on soups in the winter and needed some new ones to try; will definitely be using this one, as well as freezing lemon and lime juice. Thanks!

    • We do too, Christi! I’ve got a great pasta fagioli I can send you if you don’t already have one.(similar to Olive Garden’s) So easy, makes a lot and it freezes well. We finished ours off tonite. Enjoy Renae’s recipe. We sure did!

  7. bulldog says:

    Loved the tip on freezing the lime juice, but skipped over the soup, something I will not eat again since my first hospital visit this year… when I had the emergency op all I was given to eat – breakfast, lunch and dinner – was clear chicken soup, and jelly…. now when someone mentions soup or I can smell chicken soup I want to be sick…. I’m sure yours is delicious…

  8. Hmmm… that sounds yummy… 🙂

  9. tchistorygal says:

    I have never heard of non-fat heavy cream. I thought fat was what made the cream heavy! I am going to look for some today. That soup looks amazing! 🙂

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