Made from brown rice and a small amount of whole-grain millet (a protein-rich grain), these spirals are suitable for a gluten-free diet. The nurturing soup benefits from the sweetness of parsnips and carrots and the aroma of cloves.

Martha Stewart Living, February 2007


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  • Make a bouquet garni: Put the parsley sprigs, bay leaves, cloves, and peppercorns on a piece of cheesecloth; tie into a bundle with kitchen twine.

  • Put bouquet garni, chicken, onion, celery, garlic, and stock into a large stockpot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover, and simmer 15 minutes. Using tongs, transfer chicken to a large bowl; let cool slightly. Remove meat from bones, and cut into small pieces; set aside.

  • Add parsnips to pot, and cook until slightly softened, about 10 minutes. Stir in 5 cups water and the salt. Bring to a boil. Stir in carrots, pasta, and reserved chicken. Cook until carrots are tender and pasta is al dente, 7 to 10 minutes. Discard bouquet garni. Ladle soup into 6 bowls, dividing evenly. Sprinkle each with chopped parsley and scallion, dividing evenly; season with pepper.