Monday, December 6, 2010

Andrea's Famous Tortilla Soup

There are no words for this soup. Seriously. I have been on a quest lately to find tasty tortilla soup, and have encountered nothing but disappointment. The soups either already have actual meat in them(I'm ok with chicken stock or boullion) or are disgusting. I had one that was basically a chicken stock with carrots(!), celery, cilantro and melted cheese. It was.. terrible. I've had this recipe in my collection for quite some time, but hadn't ever made it. I gave it a whirl this weekend and was blown away. I have never been so full and satisfied by a soup. I'm really not doing it justice here... It's amazing!

Tortilla Soup
1 C rice
2 T chicken boullion granules
2 tsp lemonade powder (with sugar)
1 tsp lemon pepper
1 tsp cilantro (you can used dried, but I use fresh and add it last with all the other fixins)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 C dried chopped onion
10 oz can diced tomatoes with green chiles
10 C water
Diced cooked chicken (OPTIONAL! who wants chicken anyway? psh.)

Dump everything in a big pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add chicken, if using, and cook five minutes more. Serve with shredded cheese, sour cream, avocado and tortilla chips.

Soooo good!


Jen Lee said...

I was in the mood for a good taco soup and made a recipe that just ended up tasting like watered down chili~ not good! This ones sounds exceptional (even though we will probably be adding the chicken!)