This is a recipe for a delicious soup given to me by a German Baptist cook . For newbies here, the German Baptists are a Plain church. Members dress much like the Amish and Mennonites, but embrace more progressive amenities like cars and media. Their cooking style draws heavily upon scratch-made and traditional ways, much like the Amish. Homemade soups like this one are very popular at German Baptist gatherings and kitchens. This is a recipe a German Baptist cook once gave me. Enjoy! She told me that the celery seed, bay leaves and fresh garlic are the "secrets" to this soup's success. So be sure not to skimp on the quality of those ingredients. This was a tasty soup!
- 1 chicken (3 pounds) boned, skinned, diced,
- ¼ pound uncooked, long grain white rice
- ½ cup butter
- 4 tablespoons flour
- 1½ cup chopped onion
- 1 cup diced carrots
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 2 tablespoons celery seed
- 4 bay leaves
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic
- Cook the chicken according to your preference.
- Add to a large pot and then stir in the rest of the ingredients.
- Simmer on low until rice is cooked and carrots are tender, about 1 hour.
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