Hot Avocado, Chicken & Rice Soup

This unusual, Mexican-inspired soup is creamy and comforting. Lightly simmered avocados give this soup an elegant touch.
Serves: 8
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 15 min

Ingredients

1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 onion(s), diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp red hot chili pepper(s), minced
6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
3 avocado, medium
1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice, cooked
1 cup boneless, skinless chicken breast(s), cooked, chopped
1/2 cup cilantro, fresh, minced
1 lime, quartered
6 tbsp light sour cream
cilantro, fresh, for garnish

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.

Steps

  1. Heat oil in a soup pot over medium heat. Add the diced onion, minced garlic, cumin and minced chilies. Cook until the onion softens, stirring often. Add a bit of water if vegetables start to stick to the bottom.

  2. Pour in chicken broth and cover. Simmer for 10 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, cut avocados in half and pull apart. Use tip of a sharp knife to remove pit. Cut in half again and peel off skin. Chop avocado into pieces. Add to the pot and simmer 3 more minutes. Puree the soup with a blender until smooth and creamy.

  4. Add cooked rice, chicken and cilantro to soup and heat gently for a few minutes. Do not let the soup boil or it may become bitter.

  5. Ladle into bowls and garnish with a dollop of the sour cream and a sprig of cilantro. Serve with lime wedges on the side.

Helpful Tip

Avocados have received a bad rap over the years. The fat they contain is a healthy monounsaturated fat and they also deliver a lot of vitamins, trace minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals

Nutrition Info

Per 365 g serving Amount
Calories290
Protein14 g
Fat15 g
Saturated Fat3 g
Carbohydrate26 g
Fibre6 g
Sugar5 g
Cholesterol25 mg
Sodium450 mg
Per 365 g serving % Daily Value
Potassium21
Calcium6
Iron6
Vitamin A2
Vitamin C25
Vitamin B627
Vitamin B126
Folate36
Zinc13