Linda’s Faux Chicken, Rice and Vegetable Soup

Nothing says “comfort food” like a warm bowl of chicken soup. Here is a wonderful meat-free vegan alternative to traditional chicken soup that not only satisfies your craving for a childhood favorite, but is a healthier and more compassionate alternative to tradition.

Ingredient List:

  • “UnBreast of Chicken” by Now and Zen – cut into small bites
  • 32 ounces of vegetable broth (“No Chicken Broth” by Imagine Foods is recommended, but any vegetarian/vegan vegetable broth will do)
  • Kale or spinach
  • Carrots – cubed or diced
  • Firm tofu – cubed or diced
  • 2 Tablespoons (or to taste) of Bragg Liquid Aminos
  • Quick brown rice (Arrowhead Mills brand is recommended; vegetarian/vegan noodles may be substituted for rice)
  • Butter substitute – for rice (Earth Balance brand is recommended)
  • Sea salt
  • Vegan bread with Earth Balance butter substitute (optional)

Preparation Instructions:

  • Prepare rice (or noodles) using butter substitute and sea salt – set aside
  • Steam kale or spinach and carrots – set aside
  • Dice tofu
  • Cut “Unbreast of Chicken” into bite sized pieces (it is precooked)
  • Bring vegetable broth to a simmer
  • Add greens, unchecked, rice (or noodles), tofu and Bragg Liquid Aminos
  • Simmer for 15 minutes

Serve along side vegan bread with Earth Balance butter substitute, if desired.  Enjoy!  And please feel free to come back and leave a comment about how yummy it is!  :)