Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Rachael Ray weekly menu planner- meal two

Chicken and orzo soup

1 cup orzo
1 TB olive oil
1 pound chicken cut into 1/2 inch pieces
salt and pepper
8 oz sliced white mushrooms
2 ribs celery chopped
15 oz can cannellini beans (rinsed)
7 cups chicken broth
3 TB fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley leaves

In large pot of boiling water, cook orzo until al dente, 8 to 10 min; drain.
Meanwhile, in a large pot heat oil and add chicken, season with salt and pepper and cook until just cooked through. Add the mushrooms and celery and cook until the chicken is golden brown.
Stir in the cooked orzo, the beans, chicken broth and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper. Lower heat to medium and simmer until heated through. Stir in the parsley.

Cooking the chicken, mushrooms and celery.

Added the broth, orzo, beans, and lemon juice and now simmering.

Added the parsley.  SO GOOD!!!!

This was very quick, very simple, and VERY tasty!!!  Ron and I both gave it 5 stars!  I will be adding this  to our meal menu for sure!!

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