“Since winters here are damp and cold, I make chicken rice soup,” remarks Marilyn W. of Sparks, Maryland. “For a change, I add a package of long grain and wild rice mix. The aroma and flavor perk up a dull winter day.”
Meet the Cook: A favorite at soup night at our church, this recipe's one my husband concocted after he retired. (We have four children plus two grandchildren and another on the way.) I frequently find it on the table when I get home from work.
-Rosalie Biar, Thorndale, Texas
"This zippy chicken and rice soup is brimming with flavor and color," reports Elaine Grover of Santa Maria, California. "For a change of pace, I garnish steaming bowls of it with crispy fried tortilla strips and some shredded pepper Jack cheese."