Cock-a-leekie soup

Submitted - Ben
Views - 259
Serves - 8

Ingredients

Cock-A-Leekie:

1 whole free-range chicken
1 leek
1 onion
2 carrots
1 sprig thyme
5 white peppercorns
1 bay leaf
salt

Garnish:

200g basmati rice
50g chopped prunes
20g chopped parsley
1 chopped leek

Method

In a large pan cover the chicken with cold water and bring to the boil. Add the vegetables and herbs and cook slowly for two or three hours until the chicken is cooked. Remove the chicken and vegetables from the stock and season to taste.

Meanwhile, cook the basmati rice and chopped leeks in boiling salted water. Chop the prunes and parsley, keeping aside for garnish.

Break away the chicken from the bone.

To serve

In a bowl place the cooked rice, chicken, prunes and chopped parsley. Cover in stock and serve.

Source

http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/food-drink/features/tom-kitchin-recipes-cock-a-leekie-soup-1-3216330