Add chicken quarters, salt and bay leaves to a 5 qt soup pot, fill with fresh water, cook over med-low heat about 6 hours- or until the meat is falling off the bones. Remove bay leaves, meat and bones from the pot. Use a strainer to get everything. Set meat in the refrigerator to cool while chopping the veggies.
Chop all your veggies and add to the pot. Add Spices and rice.
Pick meat from the bones, chop and add back to the pot.
Bring soup to a boil, then reduce heat and cover tightly. Simmer over low heat 25-30 minutes to cook the rice. Remove from heat, add wine if using.
A Note about Gluten and Casein Free Ingredients: Since my family began this diet, we have discovered that you always have to read the labels on the foods you buy. This week when shopping I may buy something that is clearly gfcf and next week when I look for the same item I will notice they have changed the ingredient list adding dry milk, or maltodextrin, or some other questionable ingredient. I find that it's best to stick to unprocessed foods whenever possible- make it from scratch. My son is on the autism spectrum, its not the end of the world if he gets a little gluten or casein, while it may ruin his day, it isn't life threatening. I always watch him for symptoms and note the offending food. Please keep this in mind while selecting your ingredients for my GFCF recipes. Happy Careful Shopping! :)