Ms. Craighead Co. Rice’s Farmers Market Soup

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)  - Bailey Davis appeared on our Midday set Thursday to share her 2012 Miss Craighead County Rice Recipe, and now we're sharing it with you!

Bailey's Farmers Market Soup

2 Cups Ricleand Long Grain Cooked White Rice

1 Cup Onions (diced)

4 to 6 Carrots (diced)

4 Celery Stalks (diced)

½ Cup butter

3 Tablespoons All-Purpose Flour

4 Teaspoons Curry Powder

8 Cups Chicken Broth (2 boxes)

1 Cup Cooked Chicken (diced)

1 Teaspoon Salt

¼ Teaspoon dried Thyme

¼ Teaspoon Cavender's All-Purpose Greek Seasoning

1 Granny Smith Apple, peeled, cored, and diced (optional)

** Onions, carrots, and celery can be put into the food processor to expedite dicing process

In a large stockpot, over medium heat, add the onions, carrots, celery, and butter. Cook until tender, but do not burn them. Stir in the flour and curry and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Slowly pour in 8 cups of chicken broth and let simmer for 10 minutes. Then add in rice, chicken, apple, salt, thyme, and Greek Seasoning. Let simmer for 25 mins.