May 05, 2005

foodnerd challenge #1! cream of chicken rice soup (now with prize!)

In the course of our discussion of the nasty cream of chicken rice soup I had the other day, cindy & i decided this dish was worthy of a blogverse challenge: We want to see your non-gloppy, non-gluey, non-bland cream of chicken & rice soup. There is no reason this worthy old-fashioned dish should be consigned to the lowest circles of food-service purgatory. It should be rich, creamy, full of chicken flavor, warming & comforting. Preference will be given to the traditional flavor profile, but variants such as avgolemono are still more than welcome. Whip up your asskicker of a soup, post it and let us know about it, let's say by the end of May, since by then it should be too warm most everywhere to really need any more thick warm savory soups. Do we need to offer a prize, or is pride of craftsmanship and triumph over processed ickiness prize enough? :-)

(Update: I am buying a remaindered-but-new copy of the Second Union Square Cookbook to offer as the prize. This is the book that had the unbelievable salad in it that my friend made for his dinner party, so I think it should be worthy for the creamy-chicken-soup champeen. I also have added a mail link to my sidebar, so you can more easily alert me to your soupy posts: foodnerd at-this-domain. Hurray! Can't wait to see what you all get up to.)

Posted by foodnerd at May 5, 2005 01:37 PM

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Posted by: Food Meets Beer at May 5, 2005 03:46 PM

Oh and sorry, I was a bit too concerned with spam. My email address is joet-at Thanks!

Posted by: Food Meets Beer at May 5, 2005 03:47 PM


Oh, you gotta have a prize. Er somethin'.

Avgolemonadoodle? I don't know much, if anything, about that. But I think might be able to come up with my own version of Cream O'Chick Rice Soup.
Hmmm, what meat goes well with Chicken?

Posted by: Dr. Biggles at May 5, 2005 06:20 PM

I'm working on it, almost had something over the weekend. Fell short and ended up making a wonderful rich chicken stew(red wine & murshrooms).
I'm gettin' there.

My wife ain't pleased about the creamed part. So, I'll probably be dividing up the soup and making one cream and one ain't.


Posted by: Dr. Biggles at May 10, 2005 04:17 PM

Hey Mang,

Not sure if anyone is out there, but I just can't get it together. Too much going on every last second. I hope all is well, hey.


Posted by: Dr. Biggles at May 31, 2005 01:25 PM
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