Chickpeas in Chicken Rice Soup

Chickpeas in Chicken Rice Soup

Chickpeas in Chicken Rice Soup
Comfort food livened up by chopped green chili peppers! This chicken rice soup has it all.
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6-8 servings

Ingredients
1/4 cup butter
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup uncooked rice
8 cups chicken stock
1 bay leaf
15 oz. chickpeas beans, drained
3/4 cup chopped green chili peppers
1-2 tsp. cumin
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
15 oz. black beans, drained (optional)
1/2 cup enchilada sauce (optional)
1-3 tsp. Tabasco sauce (or other hot sauce)
Grated cheese, cheddar or Monterey jack, for topping

Methods/steps
In a heavy saucepan or Dutch oven, warm the butter over low heat. When melted, add the onion and garlic. Cover the pan and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the rice and sauté it briefly until the grains become opaque. Pour in the stock, add the remaining ingredients, and simmer for 25-30 minutes, until the rice is very soft and serve hot.
Additional Tips
Ready in 45 min

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