Since store bought chicken broth always has MSG and we do not always have time or energy to make our own broth, I have 3 great soup recipes that do not require broth. Easy and delicious.
Quick Chicken Noodle Soup: 4 Portions
(you will need 1 c of cooked rice for soup and 2 ozs egg noodles cooked/ stored separately and 1 medium soup pot)
Saute in 1 and 1/2 oz butter for 7 minutes: 1/2 c thin sliced celery, 1/4 c diced shallot, 1/2 c thin sliced carrot and 1/2 of parsnip, diced.
Add: 1 and 1/2 qt water and bring to boil. Add: 1 lb chicken breast cut in small pieces, one cup cooked rice, 1 tsp dried tarragon and 1 tsp salt. Return to boil, reduce heat, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Then taste for salt.
Keep noodles separate, then heat and add with soup to bowls. Store separately or they will absorb all the liquid.
Serve with a nice green salad (Click here for dressings - at bottom of post)
Creamy and Quick Yellow Squash Soup: 4 Portions
In a medium soup pot, saute 1 chopped shallot.
Add: 3 chopped garlic cloves, 1/4 c chopped cilantro with stems and 1 tsp coriander. Cook for 3 minutes.
Add: 1 and 1/2 pounds yellow squash chopped, 1/4 c frozen corn kernels, 2 - 7inch carrots peeled and chopped, 1 tsp coarse salt and 2 1/2 c water. Bring to boil, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
Puree with immersion hand blender or in food processor (1/2 at a time). Taste for salt. Reheat. Garnish with fresh cilantro.
Serve with Chicken Salad on Greens (For Curry Chicken Salad, mix: 2 T plain yogurt + 2 T mango ginger chutney (TJ) + 1 tsp curry powder + 2 tsp olive oil + 1/2 tsp salt. Then toss well with: 2 cups small diced cooked chicken breast (pan saute two breasts), 1 Gala or Braeburn apple (small chop), 1/2 c chopped mint and 2 T. goat cheese crumbled. Serve on soft greens)
If you are interested, I have one more soup recipe at my blog: www.vertigotalesandtastes.blogspot.com/ (click Vertigo Tales and Tastes: S G Recipes: 3 GREAT SOUPS/ NO BROTH