Okay, so there we were sitting at the table last night and he’s telling me about shtoup (soup). No real recipe, just a very specific taste, consistency, and texture. That would have been the smart thing to do. I’m not that smart; and, I like a good challenge. So, after a busy morning at work, a busier afternoon cleaning the kitchen, and a few hours spent working on blog stuff, I got down and dirty. It was just me, a newly cleaned kitchen, and a chicken. Actually, it was just parts of a chicken. Needless to say, my kitchen is no longer clean. It’s a shame.
Now here’s the deal, I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about this recipe. It looked like it was going to be delicious. But, I’m always hesitant to judge a book by its cover. Well actually, I always judge books by their cover. It takes a lot to get me to read something that isn’t visually appealing. I feel the same way about websites, cookbooks, and just about any written material. I want it to look attractive and inviting
Fill a 5.5 qt pot ¾ full of water. Once it’s boiling, add the chicken breasts. Allow to boil until cooked, approximately 25-30 minutes. Remove from water. Skim any fat off the top of the pot.
Dissolve bouillon cubes in chicken-water. Meanwhile, chop chicken into small pieces.
Add celery, carrots, onions, and chicken pieces. Cook for an hour over medium heat.
Add rice and continue to cook for 30 minutes. Season with black pepper.
The two most important things you should know about me: I’m newly married and I LOVE to cook. I delight in experimenting with new recipes, new cuisines, and new ingredients. I read cookbooks in bed and rarely make the same thing twice. When the urge strikes, I also bake. I strive to cook healthful nutritious food. Sometimes, I end up making…Read More