Chicken and Rice Soup

Difficulty: easy Prep Time: 15 Total Time: 30
1/4 cup butter
1 small onion, diced
1 small carrot, diced
2 stalks celery, including leaves, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 sprigs thyme, chopped
3/4 cup long grain rice, rinsed and uncooked
2 chicken breasts, chopped
5 cups chicken stock
1/2 cup green peas

Melt butter in a saucepan. Add onion, carrot, celery, garlic and thyme. Cook until onions are translucent. Add rice and chicken, and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Add stock and bring just to a boil; reduce heat immediately and simmer for about 15 minutes. Add green peas just before serving. Serves 4-6.