*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                              TORTILLA SOUP II
 
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    3       lb           Chicken pieces
   16       c            Water
    1       t            Celery seed
    1       t            Black peppercorns
    2                    Garlic cloves, peeled
    1       lb           Tomatoes (canned),
                         -whole, peeled (do not
                         -drain -- reserve the liquid)
    1                    Onion, cut into
                         -1/2-inch pieces
    1                    Green pepper, cut into
                         -1/2-inch pieces
    3                    Sprigs fresh cilantro
      1/2   t            Cumin, ground
      1/4   t            Cayenne or chili powder
      1/4   t            Ground white pepper
    1                    Garlic clove, minced
   10       oz           Corn, frozen
    4                    Green onions,
                         -coarsely chopped
                         Salt
    1       c            Rice, cooked (cook about
                         -3 oz of raw rice to get
                         -that much cooked rice)
    2       t            Parsley, minced
    4       oz           Tortilla chips
      1/2   lb           Cheddar cheese, grated
 
   Combine chicken and water in stockpot.  Add celery seed, peppercorns and
   garlic tied in cheesecloth.  Cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer
   for about 45 minutes.  Remove chicken from broth and let cool.
   
   Strain broth and return to pot.  Add tomatoes, onion, green pepper,
   cilantro, cumin, cayenne, white pepper and garlic. Cover and simmer 30
   minutes.
   
   Add corn and green onion.  Simmer 10 minutes.  While this is cooking, skin
   and bone the chicken pieces and cut the meat into bite-size pieces. Add
   salt to taste. Add the chicken, rice and parsley to the broth, and heat
   through.
   
   Garnish each bowl with a few crisp tortilla chips (homemade are best, or
   those made in a homemade style) and some grated cheddar cheese.
   
   NOTES:
   
   *  A spicy soup with cheese, tomatoes and corn -- This is a recipe from
   Salmagundi, a San Francisco soup restaurant chain.
   
   *  I usually make this with leftover chicken.  You don't actually need a
   whole chicken worth, even a small amount will do. In this case, I use a
   mixture of chicken broth and water (about 2/3 chicken broth) for the
   liquid.
   
   : Difficulty:  easy.
   : Time:  2 hours, most of it simmering.
   : Precision:  approximate measurement OK.
   
   : Vicki O'Day
   : Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto CA
   : hplabs!oday
   
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