Chicken and Rice Soup

1 cup Water Maid® Medium Grain Rice or River® Medium Grain White Rice
8 cans (10 oz Each) low sodium chicken broth
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup celery, sliced
1 cup carrots, sliced
1/4 cup parsley, snipped
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1 bay leaf
2 cups chicken, cooked and cubed (about 3/4 pound)
2 tablespoons lime juice
lime slices, for garnish

Prepare rice according to package directions.

Combine broth, onion, celery, carrots, parsley, pepper, thyme, and bay leaf in Dutch oven. Bring to a gentle boil; stir once or twice. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered 10 to 15 minutes. Add chicken, simmer, uncovered 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked.

Remove and discard bay leaf.

Before serving stir in rice and lime juice. Garnish with lime slices.

Serves 8

Lodge Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, 6-Quart, Island Spice Red

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