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Southwestern Soup

I love when the hubby comes up with his own little creations, Southwestern Soup. They are almost always so delicious. Haha, sorry babe, but we all have a few mess ups at some point. This one was definitely one of the good ones. I never knew I would love the rice in it, but it actually was so yummy!! I watched him make it too and it was really just a bunch of dumping things in which is exactly what makes soup so wonderful!

We had made the Cafe Rio chicken the night before and used the rice leftovers for this soup. If you don’t want to do that just cut the recipe down for the rice or cook the rice in chicken broth and add the onion, green chiles etc to the soup.

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Southwestern Soup

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Southwestern Soup

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 6


Recipe By Cade

  • 1 can Tomatoes Stewed with juice
  • 1 can beans Black, drained
  • 1 can Corn Sweet
  • 2 Chicken Breasts cooked with salt and pepper and chopped
  • 1 1/2 Cups Rice Cilantro Lime, Recipe follows
  • 1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 15 Oz Chicken Broth Low Sodium
  • 1 1/4 Cups Water
  • 3 Tablespoon Cilantro Fresh, Chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic

Cilantro Rice

  • 3 Cups Rice
  • 3 Cups Water
  • 4 Teaspoons Chicken Bouillon
  • 4 Teaspoons Garlic minced
  • 1/2 bunch Cilantro chopped
  • 1 can Green Chiles
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 1/2 Onion chopped


For the Soup

  • Add everything to the slow cooker or large pot and simmer for 1 hour.

Cilantro Rice

  • Bring water to a boil and add all the ingredients and cook until done, usually about 20 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Southwestern Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 701 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 857mg37%
Potassium 672mg19%
Carbohydrates 131g44%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 418IU8%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • ps I mean add the lime juice in while it cooks

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  • Haha, I never noticed that! I double checked my original recipe and you are right! Although it's called lime rice there isn't any actual lime in it! I took lime out of the name, but I bet you could squeeze half a lime in and it would be delicious. In fact I'll be doing that next time for sure!

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  • {i posted this question on your previous post with all of the cafe rio recipes… so sorry to repeat!}

    when do you add the lime to the cilantro lime rice? it's not on the ingredients list. do you just squeeze it on after it's cooked?

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