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Easy Chicken And Risoni (orzo) Soup

Published Friday, 12 April, 2013 by Ellen

Easy budget friendly yummy soup



  • Makes about 8 serves, adjust to make smaller amount.
  • 2 freerange chicken breasts, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • water
  • 5 celery sticks, chopped
  • 2 medium sized carrots, chopped small
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • risoni (orzo in the states)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • salt and pepper
  • parsley for garnish (if desired)


Cook onion in a little oil in a large saucepan

fill about a third to half of the saucepan with water and let it boil a bit (or boil the kettle then pour that in), add chicken, stock cube and salt and pepper to taste and let simmer on low to medium heat for about 10-15 minutes.

while the chicken is boiling away, chop up your celery and carrot then add when chicken is slightly cooked.

add about half a packet of risoni (250 grams), give it a stir, you may need to add more water, and simmer on low heat for about 20 minutes or so, keep checking it and giving it a stir. You may need to add extra water as the risoni really swells up when cooked.

the risoni gives this soup the oomph and makes it a meal it itself. You can add extra vegies such as broccoli or cauliflower, but i like it with just the celery and carrot.


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