Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Two dishes I have now mastered*: chicken noodle soup and fried rice.

So simple to prepare using leftovers and whatever vegetables are in the house. I make both at least once a week...They are crazy easy.  The boys love them.

Dutch Oven
Leftover whole chicken bones and meat (cut the meat off the bones and set aside in fridge)
One large onion cut in half
Two stalks of celery trimmed (keep them long, you don't want to chop them)
Two large carrots, peeled and chopped into chunks
Salt to taste

Bring chicken bone, onion, celery, carrots, salt and enough water to cover it all, to a boil.

Reduce heat, simmer all afternoon (4-5 hours)
Remove bones, celery, onion from broth (leave carrots)
Bring to a boil
Add noodles 
After noodles are cooked, reduce heat, toss in the leftover chicken
Add any extra veggie you would like in the soup.  I added chinese cabbage to this soup...last time I added fresh corn.

Fried Rice:
Frying pan
Yesterday's rice
1 or 2 eggs
Frozen veggies
Leftover meat or seafood
Soy sauce or oyster sauce as desired
Vegetable oil

Add oil to pan, med-high heat
Fry and scramble egg, then set aside in a dish
Heat veggies in pan, then set aside with the egg
Add more oil, dump the rice in, stir fry to remove the clumps
Add leftovers, veggies and egg back to the pan
Add soy sauce or oyster sauce ...a few splashes of soy sauce will do an entire pan

ps. Soy sauce and oyster sauce BOTH have sugar listed in the top three ingredients, so I am cutting them out.
pps. iphone pics...sorry.  I took both photos to send to my husband at work to show him what dinner was waiting for him when he arrived home...then I really wanted to share with you too!   We put the baby to bed at 6:30, so dinner happens early!
*not really, but still!   Updated the photos!


  1. try tamari soy sauce (san-j brand gluten free), it's just soybeans and alcohol to preserve. It tastes really good.

  2. I will check it out!!! Thanks for the tip!!!

  3. home made chicken noodle soup & fried rice!? YUMM!! Thx for sharing your recipe with us Shannon!