Let kids help with the simple steps in bold!


  • 8 cups chicken broth 2
  • celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 leek, washed and sliced (optional)
  • approx. 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1–2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh or dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon fresh or dried sage
  • salt and pepper to taste


Use Creole seasoning, Mexican spices or Thai chile paste—whatever suits your taste!

Step 1: Bring broth to a boil in a large stock pot.

Step 2: Add chopped vegetables to the pot and simmer until carrots are tender (approx. 15 minutes).

Step 3: Add brown rice, shredded chicken and herbs to the pot and continue simmering until heated through (approx. 2–3 minutes) and add salt and pepper to taste.

Learn more about the benefits of brown rice.