Tis the season for colds and flu. This Toasted Rice and Chicken Soup with Lemon comes together so easily that even if you’re the sick one, you can prepare it. Just toast up some rice and vegetables, dump in the chicken and broth, then let the Instant Pot do the work. No Instant Pot? No problem! I’ve provided you with stove top instructions.
Even if you aren’t sick, this soup is a light and hearty meal to break up the indulgences this time of year. Lemon and spinach always make me feel leaner and lighter. Their natural detoxifying properties help with water weight gain and feelings of bloat.
Make sure you read the recipe notes on rice for this one.
The rice drives the cooking time. If you want this to be a one pot meal, you have to be aware of the cooking time. Toasting the rice brings out a nice nutty flavor. It really enhances the flavor of this soup. It’s not a required step, it’s just recommended.
Add this recipe to your regular rotation to lighten up or to warm up when you’re feeling under the weather. It really does it all. If you make this Toasted Rice and Chicken Soup with Lemon tag me on Instagram @FreshFitKitchen. I love to see what you’re cooking!
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