Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Spring Chicken, Basil and Orzo Soup

 I stopped at Sur La Table yesterday and look what I found on sale!


 The last thing I need is another knife but I could not possibly pass this up.  It's a sign.  A sign of what I do not know!

 I can't imagine anyone having cool weather since we have been melting in this ridiculous heat, but if you do, you might want to make this soup.  Why I am making soup in 95 degree weather I will never know.

 I made chicken stock but you can use store bought if you want to.

 Saute' a large onion in a bit of olive oil.  Add 3 diced carrots and 3 diced stalks of celery.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

 Add your stock and bring it to a boil. Add some orzo.  The amount depends on how much of it you want in your soup.  I added 2 cups to about 2 quarts of stock.  Add 2 packets of Knorrs Concentrated Stock.

 Add some diced chicken.  You can use a store bought rotisserie chicken if you don't want to roast your own.  Shred a bunch of basil and add it to the soup.

A very good bowl of soup.