Free Healthy Recipe - Cockie Leekie Soup

Dairy free, Gluten free, Low carbohydrate, Low fat, Low GI, Wheat Free

During bouts of acute homesickness I would think about Mum and wish I was at home sitting in front of the kitchen table, drinking (and eating) her homemade cockie leekie soup. And while it may not be the season for soup, at any time of the year when your heart feels broken, this is just the dish to help mend it.

2 sticks celery, chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
2 carrots grated
6 leeks washed and shredded
¼ cup brown rice, rinsed in cold water

Make a stock by bringing the chicken to a boil in a large saucepan with 3 litres of water, the onion and the celery. Cover the pan and simmer gently for 1 hours. Allow to cool, skim off all fat before straining the stock and once cool enough to handle remove the chicken meat from the carcass and set aside.

Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan and add the carrot and leek. Saute for about 4 minutes then add the stock , chicken meat and rice. Bring to the boil then simmer covered for 45 minutes. Season to taste with sea salt and pepper.

Note: Chicken is also a good source of the sleep promoting tryptophan. Organic may be more expensive but it's an assurance the bird has not been fed hormones or antibiotics and has been raised under humane conditions.

Makes 6 servings

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Prep Time: 1.5 hrs
Cooking Time: 1 hr
Ready in: 2.5 hrs

Suitable for:
Dinner, Lunch, Soup
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Nutritional Information - Per Serve
Kj 1042 kj
Calories 249 kcal
Fat 11.7 g
Saturated Fat 3.1 g
Total Carbohydrate 12.1 g
Total Protein 22.1 g
Fibre 3.9 g

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