Oops-it's not rice-Soup

Beth M.


A rice dish was planned and it resulted in orzo, then into a chicken stir-fry, and today it's a soup.

When I reached for rice, I took down a jar of orzo, and I cooked it and noticed it was not rice. The recipe was for Rice with cilantro and lime juice, with squash served on top. I cooked chicken in a stir-fry method, added the veggies and served them on top of orzo.

This morning I combined chicken broth with all, and it became soup! I learned from mom, nothing goes to waste, and this is really delicious soup.

★★★★★ 1 vote
25 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


1 1/2 lb
skinless chicken breasts
2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 clove
2 c
1 c
orzo (thought it was rice)
1/2 tsp
lime, squeezed
1/4 c
minced fresh cilantro
2 medium
summer squash, cut into large chunks
2 medium
zucchini squash, cut into large chunks
3 c
chicken broth
2 Tbsp
brown sugar
2 Tbsp
salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Oops-it's not rice-Soup


  • 1Heat olive oil in a large skilled, add chunks of chicken and stir often, add minced garlic and cook a few minutes more, until chicken is golden brown on all sides.
  • 2Meanwhile cook the orzo, I used a steamer, but it can be boiled.
    I used a steamer, but you can boil the chunks of squash separately, for perhaps twenty minutes. Drain thoroughly.
  • 3Combine the orzo, lime juice and cilantro.
    Stir the butter and brown sugar into the squash and mash it a little, add veggies to the chicken.
    *NOTE: I served the squash and chicken over the orzo the first meal. In the morning I took what was left and combined this with the chicken broth and heated it to make a delicious hot soup.

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About Oops-it's not rice-Soup

Course/Dish: Chicken, Chicken Soups
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy