The following will serve 6 with plenty left over! But you can freeze half if you have to.
Oh, and its not as watery as the picture...i just forgot to take a piccie of it in the bowl, thats it before the pasta and egg are added.
You Will Need:
Half a bunch of celery (i just use 3 sticks coz im not over keen on celery)
7 medium Potatoes
1 large tomato
2 - 3 carrots
2 large chicken stock cubes
2 large beef stock cubes
1 cup of Risoni Pasta
1/2 cup (i use a whole cup! mmm) of finely grated Parmesan cheese + some for serving
1 large raw chicken
1. Cut the chook in half and gut it off all Yucky bits and any excess skin. Rinse.
(the left corner has the yucky bits, to give u an idea of how much there might be. eww)
2. Put the chook halves into a large saucepan/pot and fill with water so that it covers the chook and a bit more because the water level will go down from boiling. Crush your stock cubes into the water.
this is showing the two sized stock cubes. youll want the bigger size.
(veges cut up nice and small)
icky froth to remove
I usually get 4 cups of shredded meat from one large chook.
in goes the risoni
6. Serve this baby with salad and crusty bread. Dont forget to put the parmesan on the table for people to sprinkle on, (or heap on like a mad man as I do) ... it finishes it off perfectly!
Dinner is served!
>Traditional Italian salad is extremely simple. Good for this soup or a spaghetti. Cut up Tomato's and Cuecumbers, (enough for the amount of people your serving) then toss in equal parts of brown vinager and good quality olive oil with a little salt. You can also add a sliced up white salad onion if its in season (they are flatter than normal white onions, more like a spinning top than a ball, and they are less pungent). Let sit for a few mins, toss again just before serving. Youll have the liquid at the bottom of the bowl so do toss whenever you take more salad. Its tangy and fresh. yum!
> This soup keeps nicely in the freezer. When left in the fridge overnight the soup will turn solid. add a 1/3 cup of water when reheating or more just to make it less thick again if desired.