Posted by: ad65shorty | January 4, 2012

Stories for Snuggling: Chicken Soup with Rice and Recipe

A friend showed these to me a couple of months ago in Parents magazine knowing how much I would like them! They are recipes that go with children’s books. What a great way to get your children excited about reading! I can’t wait to do these with my own children!

Today’s StoryChicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months by Maurice Sendak

Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months



  • Soup Garnish Bar: 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 small onion, finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup cooked and drained elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 cup cooked white or brown rice
  • 1/2 cup canned whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1/2 cup cooked fresh peas or frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 cup cooked and shredded chicken, pork, or turkey or cooked shrimp
  • 1/2 cup diced firm tofu
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Soup: 4 cups chicken broth (homemade or store-bought low-sodium), heated

1. Heat the oil in a small skillet on medium heat. Add onions and garlic. Saute for 2 minutes until the onions soften. Remove from heat and cool (this is one garnish).

2. Arrange onion mixture and all remaining garnish ingredients in 12 separate bowls with a small serving spoon for each. Allow everyone to pick and choose their own garnishes; put in soup bowls. Pour in 1 cup hot chicken broth into each personal bowl once finished.

**Pictures taken with my camera of the pictures in the magazine.


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