How To Make Chicken and Rice Soup In A Rice Cooker

Are you tired of cooking the same old food for dinner every night?

Do you want a delicious and filling meal that is easy to make and requires minimal clean-up?

Hey, that happens to all of us and it can be difficult to break out of the culinary rut without spending hours turning yourself into a semi-professional chef.

Who has time for that?

Not me.

So, that’s why, today, I thought it would be a good idea to share a delicious recipe for chicken and rice soup made in a rice cooker because this really is the perfect one-pot meal for busy weeknights, and it’s so quick, cheap and easy to make!

how to make chicken and rice soup in a rice cooker
Homemade chicken soup

In this article, I’ll show you how to make this comforting soup using simple kitchen ingredients that pop with flavor and will practically cook themselves! Let’s get started.

Chicken and Rice Soup Recipe for Rice Cooker

This is the classic, and so easy anyone can make it.

Begin by preparing the ingredients

  • 1 pound of chicken breasts
  • 1 cup of white rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2-3 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 cups of chicken broth
  • and 1 cup of mixed vegetables

Put the chicken breasts, rice, onions, garlic, mixed vegetables, and seasonings into the rice cooker.

Pour the chicken broth into the rice cooker and stir gently. Close the lid and press the cook button. Let it cook for 30-45 minutes or until the rice is cooked, and the chicken is tender.

READ
How To Cook Rice With Chicken Broth

Serve hot and enjoy, and that’s really it! Super simple and so tasty.

Slow-Cooker Chicken and Rice Soup Recipe

If you want a more hands-off approach to making chicken and rice soup, why not try using a slow cooker or, for that matter, a rice cooker?

Begin by preparing the ingredients –

  • 1 pound of chicken breast
  • 1 cup of rice
  • 1 onion
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 6 cups of chicken broth
  • and 1 cup of mixed vegetables.

Put the chicken breasts, rice, onions, garlic, mixed vegetables, and seasonings into the cooker. Pour the chicken broth over the ingredients and stir gently.

Cover the cooker and cook on low heat (many rice cookers have a specific soup setting so if yours has then use that). Note: do not use the keep warm function as this is too low a heat setting to properly cook the chicken!

Cook for 4-6 hours or high heat for 2-3 hours or until the rice is cooked, and the chicken is tender.

Serve hot and enjoy.

Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Soup Recipe

Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker, Warmer & Sterilizer, Includes Free App with over 1900 Recipes, Stainless Steel, 6 Quart

If you own an Instant Pot, making chicken and rice soup has never been easier. Here’s a quick and easy recipe:

Begin by preparing the ingredients –

  • 1 pound of chicken breast
  • 1 cup of rice
  • 1 onion
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 6 cups of chicken broth
  • and 1 cup of mixed vegetables.

Add chicken breasts to the Instant Pot, and season them with salt and pepper. Pour in the rice, onions, garlic, mixed vegetables, and seasonings.

Add chicken broth and stir gently.

Close the lid of the Instant Pot, and make sure the vent is set to sealing.

Set the cooking time to 10 minutes on high pressure. Once the timer goes off, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10-15 minutes before quickly releasing any remaining pressure. Serve hot and enjoy.

READ
How To Cook Red Rice In Rice Cooker

Healthy Chicken and Rice Soup in a Rice Cooker

Chicken and rice soup doesn’t have to be unhealthy, in fact it’s just the opposite. Here’s a recipe that’s both delicious and healthy:

Begin by preparing the ingredients

  • 1 pound of skinless and boneless chicken breast
  • 1 cup of brown rice
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 6 cups of low-sodium chicken broth
  • and 1 cup of chopped vegetables.

Add the chicken breasts, rice, onions, garlic, mixed vegetables, and seasonings into the rice cooker. Pour the chicken broth into the rice cooker and stir gently. Close the lid and press the cook button. Cook for 30-45 minutes or until the rice is cooked, and the chicken is tender. Serve hot and enjoy.

Gluten-Free Chicken and Rice Soup in a Rice Cooker

If you’re looking for a gluten-free option for chicken and rice soup, use brown rice instead of white rice. Here’s how:

Begin by preparing the ingredients

  • 1 pound of chicken breast
  • 1 cup of brown rice
  • 1 onion
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon of thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 6 cups of chicken broth
  • and 1 cup of mixed vegetables.

Add the chicken breasts, brown rice, onions, garlic, mixed vegetables, and seasonings into the rice cooker. Pour the chicken broth into the rice cooker and stir gently.

Close the lid and press the cook button. Cook for 30-45 minutes or until the rice is cooked, and the chicken is tender. Serve hot and enjoy.

Vegan Chicken and Rice Soup in a Rice Cooker

For vegan options, you can use chickpeas, tofu, or seitan instead of chicken. Here’s how:

Begin by preparing the ingredients

  • 1 can of chickpeas or 1 block of tofu or 1 package of seitan
  • 1 cup of rice
  • 1 onion
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 6 cups of vegetable broth
  • and 1 cup of mixed vegetables.
READ
A Tasty Beluga Lentils Recipe for Your Rice Cooker

Add chickpeas or tofu or seitan, rice, onions, garlic, mixed vegetables, and seasonings into the rice cooker. Pour vegetable broth into the rice cooker and stir gently. Close the lid and press the cook button. Cook for 30-45 minutes or until the rice is cooked, and the protein source is tender. Serve hot and enjoy.

Budget-Friendly Chicken and Rice Soup Recipe for Rice Cooker

Chicken and rice soup can be made on a budget by using affordable ingredients such as frozen mixed vegetables and chicken thighs.

Here’s how:

Begin by preparing the ingredients –

  • 1 pound of chicken thighs or drumsticks
  • 1 cup of white rice,
  • 1 onion
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 6 cups of chicken broth
  • and 1 cup of frozen mixed vegetables.

Add the chicken thighs, rice, onions, garlic, mixed vegetables, and seasonings into the rice cooker. Pour in the chicken broth and stir gently. Close the lid and press the cook button. Cook for 30-45 minutes or until the rice is cooked, and the chicken is tender. Serve hot and enjoy.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I use leftover chicken for the soup?
Yes, you can use leftover chicken in the soup.

2. What other vegetables can I add to the soup?
You can add carrots, celery, mushrooms, broccoli, or whatever vegetables you prefer.

3. Can I use chicken stock instead of chicken broth?
Yes, you can use chicken stock instead of chicken broth.

4. How long does the soup last in the fridge?
The soup will last for up to four days in the fridge.

5. Can I freeze the soup?
Yes, you can freeze the soup for up to two months.

You Might Also Like

Eat Healthy & Lose Weight!

No way, it can’t be done right? I mean, eat great tasting food that helps you lose weight?

If it sounds too good to be true!

For a limited time, I’ve teamed up with the authors of best selling guide to cooking amazing Keto Bread that helps you lose weight.

Check out this fantastic weight loss method – yes, you can make most of the recipes in your rice cooker – and start 2023 on the right foot.