I hate to waste food. I don’t know if it is the frugal part of me, coming from a big family, or just hating to waste things, but wasting food is a huge pet peeve of mine. Since we are a big family, when we make dinner, it always needs a lot of ingredients. So if we make chicken, it takes 2 of the family sized servings. The problem is, sometimes, some of the big kids flake out and they decide to not be home for dinner. Now I have extras that aren’t enough for another dinner. We usually eat them for lunch. Sometimes, we have a whole lot and no one wants to eat the same thing again. That means it is time to get creative.
Left over soup is one of those recipes inspired by thinking, “What am I going to do with left over chicken?” Also, trying to figure out what can I make with canned veggies. And Leftover Soup was made. This is great for someone who is trying to do pantry cooking and needs new ideas.
Remember this is based on left overs. There are no right or wrong amounts or ingredients. If you have more of something, less of something, something different, add it in.
Chicken- diced into chunks
Canned vegetables, drained- I used mixed vegetables because we have several cans
Rice- Since we had chicken and rice the night before, we had lots of rice left over.
chicken broth- These come in large boxes or small cans.
In a saucepan, add all of your ingredients, except rice. Bring to a rapid boil. Then simmer for 10 minutes.
Add rice and simmer until the rice is heated through.
Remove from heat and enjoy.