This Curried Chicken & Rice Soup is a hearty, filling meal filled with wonderful flavors – yes, even the raisins have their place in this soup! If you are a fan of chicken, rice (if you are try my Jollof Rice), coconut and delicious spices like curry, coriander and ginger and garlic, this is the soup for you!
Curried Chicken and Rice Soup
This soup was a Christmas gift from a friend, many years ago, in a lovely layered jar comprised of all the ingredients I would need, excepting chicken, broth and water of course. She listed all of the ingredients in it for me and then I simply added in the rest.
We love a good chicken and curry anything, (our favorite recipe is still this Sweet Honey Curry Chicken) so this soup tops my list of favorites. I do get weird looks when I talk about the raisins in this recipe, but their sweetness really does match the spices.
We like to have a LOT of rice in our soups and you can adjust how thick your soup is by adding more broth during the cooking process. I like this soup to be close to a chicken and rice stew, almost, and when you have the coconut and two types of rice this soup gets thick. You can also cut down on the amount of rice in the recipe and it won’t be as thick.
The only hard part about this soup is the spices! You can also leave the coconut out if you prefer, it sure is a polarizing ingredients, either you love it or you hate it! I like it in sweet and savory meals, so I always use the coconut in it myself. Just make sure it’s not sweetened.
As for toppings I love peanuts on this and cilantro or a nice Thai basil is always a good idea! And remember, as it is with ALL rice soups, this is going to be thicker the next day, I guarantee it. Simply add more broth the next day and it will be perfect!
I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!