A hearty, nutritious soup that should be made in large batches as a bowl at one meal just doesn't suffice!
1poundboneless chickencut into small nuggets or strips
1cupuncooked pinto and white beansa mix or 1 cup cooked pinto beans and 1 cup white beans
2cupscarrots- sliced into thin round circles
1cupbrown rice/ Indian Matta riceI used Matta rice
1 - 1 1/2tspfreshly ground pepper powder
1/8th tsp chilli powder
Salt to flavor/season
The juice from 1 lemon
If you're using uncooked pinto beans and white beans, pressure cook these separately with 2 cups of water and seasoned with salt and pepper. Once cooked through, set aside till ready to boil your soup.
In a soup pot, throw everything into the same (except for the lemon juice and cilantro) and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat and allow the chicken and rice to cook on a slow heat, with the soup simmering to allow the flavors to marry well.
Once the chicken and rice are cooked, add the cilantro and take the pot off the stove.
Add the lemon juice and stir before serving ladles full of this hearty, healthy soup.