Mexican chicken & wild rice soup

Mexican chicken & wild rice soup

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A dish with added feelgood factor - this vitamin C filled soup is the ideal after-work pick-me-up

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
347
protein
29g
carbs
45g
fat
7g
saturates
1g
fibre
5g
sugar
5g
salt
0.48g

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 200g sweetcorn, frozen or from a can
  • 1-2 tbsp chipotle paste (we used Discovery)
  • 250g Pouch ready-cooked long-grain and wild rice mix (we used Uncle Ben's)
  • 400g can black beans in water, rinsed and drained
  • 1.3l low-sodium chicken stock
  • 2 cooked skinless chicken breasts, shredded
  • small bunch coriander, chopped
  • low-fat soured cream and reduced fat guacamole, to serve, if you like

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan and cook the onion for 5 mins. Throw in the pepper and cook for 2 mins more, then add the sweetcorn, chipotle paste and rice. Stir well and cook for 1-2 mins.
  2. Add the black beans and the stock. Bring to the boil, turn down to a simmer, then add half the chicken and coriander. Cool for 2-3 mins, then ladle into bowls.
  3. Scatter over the rest of the chicken and coriander. Serve with a dollop each of guacamole and soured cream on top if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2011

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stevep1975's picture

Stunning dish, have also tried this with sausages, chorizo, or fresh smoked haddock, very tasty and simple to make.

cakeanyone's picture
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Loved this recipe! Changed recipe to suit what I had in so used dried chipotle chilli flakes (around 1-2 tspn I think), chickpeas instead of black beans and red pepper. Will definitely make again.

oxana78's picture
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Nice soup, but I was wondering whether 2tbsp chipotle paste is a mistake, may be it meant 2 tsp? I put 1tsp and it was enough for me, 2 is ok as well, but 2tbsp?! That would be seriously hot.

lizleicester's picture
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Used 1 x teaspoon Hot Chilli sauce instead of chipotle, and used washed baked beans (!) which were fine, but otherwise followed the recipe and it was delicious.

angeflange's picture

this was delcious and full of flavour, although I never realised at how spicy chipotle was so when I make this next time I'd probably use only half a teaspoon to 1 teaspoon as it was so spicy it made our noses run! Couldnt find black beans so we used black eyed beans and this worked just as well. This was really delicious and so easy to make. Will be making this again for sure!

fayepincher1987's picture
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Loved this! didnt use chipotle paste, used a chilli paste instead and didnt serve with guacamole to cut the cost down but is delicious without anyway!
used kidney beans instead of black beans as couldnt find these in the supermarket either.
Great soup for dinner at work :)

eleanormayo's picture
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Delicious! I used black eyed beans as had no black beans and we really enjoyed it.

lizzafezza's picture
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Delicious and really quick, I couldn't find chipotle paste in supermarket so used tabasco chipotle instead. Have since source the paste on the internet so will try soup again with the paste.

bethocallaghan's picture
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This was ok but there are better recipes out there using chipotle. You can normally find in in the 'sauce aisle' in the mexican section with tacos etc, rather than with herbs and spices.

reidjan's picture
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I couldn't find chiplote paste but after a lot of internet searching for alternatives (had bought all the other ingredients) I used smoked paprika as a suggested alternative. On its own it definitely has a kick to it and I must admit it seemed strange serving soup with guacamole and sour cream but with the guacamole and sour cream blended in this soup was really delicious. My friends with tougher taste buds for spices loved it without adding in the cream or guacamole. A definite adult soup, my kids hated it and I would say it is more a one off soup, not a soup to make and plan to eat over a couple of days. Not sure I would make it again but definitely sparked greater interest in Mexican food.

messyjessie86's picture
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I had difficulty finding the paste, so instead I used a Mexican spice mix which worked well. Good recipe - warming, comforting, and quick to make. It gets a thumbs up from me!

abersoch1's picture
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We have never tried chipotle paste before as I couldnt find it. recently waitrose has come to our town and I found discovery chipotle paste there. This soup was so tasty clean fresh with a smoky spicy flavour. I only added 1tbsp of paste and that was plenty for us. Will definately make this again.Yum!

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