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


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.

About this Recipe

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