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Woodsy shiitake mushrooms, protein-rich chickpeas, and brown rice make this quick-cooking soup substantial. A slice of whole-grain bread completes the meal.

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Cook's Notes

This recipe makes enough extra brown rice to be used in Brown Rice Stir-fry. After cooking, allow the leftover rice to cool, then cover and refrigerate.

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  • milwaukiechick
    7 FEB, 2015
    I followed the recipe, it tasted like plain water so I had to add a lot of extras to make it taste good. I added "Better than Bullion Chicken" (2-3 tsp), white wine, basil, thyme, pepper, chili powder, coconut sugar (3 tsp), garlic powder. I suggest making one cup of rice only (way too much rice left over if you make 2 cups), and using 4 cups of chicken stock, maybe add one extra can of beans to make this soup less watery, it is too watery with 6 cups of stock. After additions, it was tasty.
  • rromo4
    8 FEB, 2011
    Loved this soup! I make it for myself all the time. Whenever I do make it, I add some chicken flavored bouillon to give it some extra flavor and the result is great!
  • puhnkin12
    15 JAN, 2011
    Great recipe! Would you know where someone can purchase these cups/bowls? Very charming!
  • CarmelinaCAN
    2 OCT, 2010
    full of flavour! great for those cold nights!
  • Lauren-Ohio
    19 JAN, 2009
    You can also cook the onion with pan spray and reduce the calories even more.
  • kcuccia
    13 JAN, 2009
    This soup was very good and easy to make. Added extra garlic and broth, but otherwise followed the recipe and it turned out well. If you want to make rice just for the soup (as this recipe calls for extra for another recipe) about 1/2 cup dried rice is enough. Toasted whole wheat pita is good to serve instead of crackers.
  • marciawielgus
    1 FEB, 2008
    This soup was superb! My husband and I both loved it. It was very easy to make, and quick, too. I substituted sno-white mushrooms for the shitake to make it buget-conscious.
  • Simbagirl
    14 DEC, 2007
    I have made this soup over and over since I saw Martha making it on the show. On a cold, wintery day it's the best thing! My whole family loves it.

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