Spring chicken soup before spring is over!

I saw this awesome spring chicken soup recipe while browsing my Facebook and I HAD to make it!

https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/a19992009/spring-chicken-soup-recipe/

Ingredients: (of course, as y’all know, I modified the recipe.)
1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 large carrots, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/2 lb. asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1″ pieces
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. dried thyme
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
6 c. low-sodium organic chicken broth
1 whole chicken, shredded
2 sprigs thyme
1/4 c. lemon juice
2 cans of Southwest corn
Lemon slices, for garnish
My ingredients for this awesome soup!
Directions:
  1. In a large pot over medium heat, heat olive oil. Add onion, carrots, celery, and asparagus, and cook until soft. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, then add oregano, salt, and pepper.
  2. Pour in chicken broth and thyme. Bring to a boil then add chicken and lower heat. Let simmer until chicken is cooked through, 10 minutes.
  3. Remove chicken from pot and shred with two forks. Add chicken, lemon juice, and corn to pot. Cook until warmed through, 5 minutes. Garnish with lemon slices and parsley to serve.
IMG_3237

This soup was amazing! It lasted my family and I for three days!

I made pesto grilled cheese sandwiches to go along with the hearty soup.

The homemade pesto recipe is super simple:

  • Basil (Thai basil is also fine to use)
  • Pine nuts
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic cloves

Blend ingredients in a food processor or blender. It is so good! The best pesto I’ve ever eaten!

IMG_3236

I wanted to try Muenster cheese. It reminds me of Swiss. It was very yummy!

The Rice Place

Happy Hump Day! In one week, the first month of 2018 will be over. How fast!

My gf and I dined at The Rice Place on Kapi’olani Blvd. a few months ago. Every dish is made with rice there. We ordered an appetizer and main dish, and it was more than enough! Just two dishes, and we were so full. We had leftovers to bring home. We enjoyed the food very much. The place is very small and cozy. Reservations is advised.

IMG_0566

Lettuce wrap rice flour crepe

IMG_0567

Look at the inside of this beauty. Mmmm! I’m not so much of a fan of crepes, but this was amazing! So crispy. We savored this till the end of our dinner.

IMG_0568

Pesto boat noodles with chicken. Their pesto sauce is homemade- nut and dairy-free!

I love pesto, especially homemade. That’s the best kind. I can’t wait to dine here again and try more dishes!

The Rice Place
725 Kapiolani Blvd.
Honolulu, 96813
808-799-6959
https://www.thericeplace808.com/