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Quick Chicken and Rice Taco Soup

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I have a family full of picky eaters. My husband is probably the worst of them all. I think my kids have taken the lead from their father, but as they have been growing up, they have become less picky.

Just the other night I made a soup that included peas in it and my husband completely turned his nose up to the peas and ate around them. My 12 year old daughter, who would normally of had the same reaction, told me she tried the peas and liked them. Surprisingly she ate almost all of them.

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Taco soup happens to be one of those dishes that my family has no qualms with. However, if you know me, I can’t just always make the same old taco soup recipe. I like to mix things up.

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So, I created a Quick Chicken and Rice Taco Soup that is a cross between taco soup and chicken and rice soup.

I love to use Minute® Rice for such dishes because I don’t need to cook the rice separately to make the dish.

One other thing I have learned from being sneaky when fixing dinner for my family, is that if I use Minute® Brown Rice in my soups, the family has no idea they are eating brown rice.

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I love that I can slip in something a little healthier and more filling into my soups. It’s delicious and nutritious, plus it’s gluten free. What’s even better is the brown rice is ready in 10 minutes!!!!!!

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Here is what you need to make this

Quick Chicken and Rice Taco Soup

  • CHICKEN BROTH
  • CANNED DICED TOMATOES (I USED THE ONES WITH CHIPOTLE PEPPERS)
  • CANNED PINTO BEANS
  • GREEN CHILIS
  • CANNED BLACK BEANS
  • CANNED CORN
  • PACKAGE BAJA CITRUS MARINADE
  • SEA SALT
  • MINUTE BROWN RICE
  • COOKED CHICKEN
  • TOPPINGS: (OPTIONAL) PLAIN GREEK YOGURT OR SOUR CREAM, SHREDDED CHEDDAR CHEESE, AVOCADO,TORTILLA CHIPS, GREEN ONION, CILANTRO
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Quick Chicken and Rice Taco Soup

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Ingredients
  

  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes (I used the ones with chipotle peppers)
  • 1 15 oz can pinto beans, rinsed
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed
  • 1 4 oz can diced green chilis
  • 1 15 oz can corn, drained
  • 1 Tbsp from a 1 oz package Baja Citrus Marinade
  • ½ t. Sea Salt
  • 1 ½ cups Minute brown rice
  • 2 cups of diced cooked chicken
  • Toppings: optional
  • Plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • Shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Avocados diced
  • Tortilla chips broken up
  • Diced green onion
  • Chopped cilantro

Instructions
 

  • Put chicken broth, tomatoes, beans, chilis, corn, marinade, and salt to a stock pot and bring to a boil.
  • Add in the diced chicken and brown rice. Reduce heat and let simmer while covered for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Keep covered and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Serve with desired toppings. Serves 8.
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    I enjoy rice the most when its in stir fry dishes, with other veggies & flavors

  2. I enjoy your rice the most by making my special Wild Rice dish. It is not too spicy yet tangy.

  3. I enjoy my rice in many ways but one of my favs is in Indian Kheer (rice pudding). It is deliciously refreshing after a spicy Indian meal.

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  5. I love rice all sorts of ways!! In my burritos! With my BBQ chicken! With cheese and an egg on top! Even just a big bowl with salt and button on it 🙂

  6. I love rice in stuffed peppers. In the summer we’ll use veggies from our garden mixed with rice and pack the peppers before placing them on the grill for a nice little char!

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  8. Rice is a favorite food in our house, and we often have it as a simple side dish. My favorite way to use rice lately is in a delicious fried rice meal, which is also a great way to use up leftover meat and veggies.

  9. I enjoy my rice in all sorts of ways! From enchiladas to sweet & sour chicken to plain rice in a bowl with salt and butter! 🙂

  10. Lovely recipe! I love serving rice salad or fried rice. Can’t wait to try your easy recipe too.

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  12. My favorite rice dish is Chicken Chop Suey. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
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  13. I enjoy rice and use it in a lot of recipes. I love making my Spanish rice recipe, and my easy Mushroom rice.