My mother was famous for her beef consomme rice recipe. However, Campbell’s Beef Consomme Soup is not gluten free; therefore, I could no longer make it. Missing its jell-like properties, I decided to convert her recipe to an easier gluten free one, using plain broth. Though if you have the time, Emeril on Food Network has a wonderful gluten free consomme recipe, where you can use any flavor broth you desire, (beef, chicken, or vegetable broth) (make sure it’s gluten free). It all depends upon what you are serving and/or your dietary needs. Beef has the best flavor, to me. However, the photo below represents chicken consomme rice since I was serving chicken that day. My husband enjoyed it so much, he went back for seconds.
Gluten Free Consomme Rice
A savory gluten free consomme rice recipe made with either beef, chicken, or vegetable broth.
For the Rice:
- 2-1/2 cups cooked rice, white or brown
- Low-sodium gluten-free broth, (chicken, beef, or vegetable) (Better Than Bullion or O Organics*)
- 1 Tablespoon butter (or dairy-free buttery spread)
For the Vegetables:
- 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup yellow onion, finely chopped
- 1 carrot, finely chopped
- 1 celery stock, finely chopped
- Fine sea salt, to taste
- Black pepper, to taste
- Substitute gluten free broth of your choosing for water when cooking your rice. Add in 1 tablespoon of butter to the broth, stir until melted. Cook according to package instructions.
- While the rice is cooking, add chopped onion, carrots, and celery to a preoiled, preheated skillet, saute until tender, about 20 minutes. To speed up this process you may add about 2 tablespoons of water to the vegetables and cover.
- Once the rice is cooked combine the vegetables and rice together and serve. Alternatively, you may add the sauteed vegetables to the rice, prior to cooking the rice and then cook.
Though organic, Better Than Bullion may contain corn. Ingredients: Chicken Meat and Natural Juices, Salt, Cane Sugar*, Maltodextrin*, Natural Flavor, Dried Onion*, Potato Starch*, Dried Garlic*, Turmeric* and Spice Extractives* (* = Organic). Maltodextrin is either derived from rice, corn, or potato starch, in this case, as it is gluten-free. Other brands may be derived from from wheat or barley. Because corn is so inexpensive, there is high chance that this product contains corn. I haven't checked with them. Therefore, definitely read those labels or check with the manufacturer.
A corn-free alternative would be O Organics brand. It's premade in a carton. You may enjoy their Organic Free Range Low Sodium Chicken Broth. It contains: chicken broth*, chicken flavor*, cane sugar*, yeast extract, onion powder*, rosemary extract*. )*=organic). If you're vegetarian they make a "No Chicken Base" and "No Beef Base"
The color of your rice will depend upon the broth you use. The chicken flavor of Better Than Bullion contains turmeric, which is very healthy and great for inflammation, but it provides a yellow color, as in the photo above. Their beef flavor, however, provides a brown color.
To make things easier on yourself during the week, chop onion, celery, carrots on the weekend for use for all meals during the week.
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