Jackfruit and Orzo Soup

If you are missing classic chicken and rice or chicken noodle soup, this recipe is for you! We use jackfruit to mimic the chicken and orzo in place of noodles or rice! This soup is savory, delicious, comforting, and so easy to throw together. Perfect for chilly weather, or for helping mend a cold or flu. It also will freeze really well, so go ahead a make a double batch and freeze half. That way the next time you are feeling under the weather, you can easily thaw and heat a batch of this classic comforting soup!

If you are missing classic chicken and rice or chicken noodle soup, this recipe is for you! We use jackfruit to mimic the chicken and orzo in place of noodles or rice! This soup is savory, delicious, comforting, and so easy to throw together. Perfect for chilly weather, or for helping mend a cold or flu. It also will freeze really well, so go ahead a make a double batch and freeze half. That way the next time you are feeling under the weather, you can easily thaw and heat a batch of this classic comforting soup!

Ingredients:

  • 1 can jackfruit in brine

  • 2/3 cups dried orzo

  • 2 carrots, diced

  • 3 stalks of celery, diced

  • 1 small yellow onion, diced

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 8 cups water

  • 2 teaspoons Reduced Sodium Better than Bouillon

  • 1 teaspoons dried thyme

  • 1-2 teaspoons dried dill

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley

  • 1 teaspoons salt

  • pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a large pot or dutch oven, heat a few teaspoons of oil over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, garlic, and celery, and allow to cook until the onions are translucent.

  2. Drain jackfruit, and roughly chop the pieces, or use your hands to shred them. Add to the pot, along with 2 teaspoons of Better than Bouillon. Sauté the jackfruit with the veggies, and the bouillon paste for a few minutes.

  3. Add the water, and remaining ingredients. Stir well, then educe heat to low, and simmer for 25 - 30 minutes.

  4. Serves 4 - 6.