Easy Chicken Soup with Lettuce, Ginger, and Rice | Kenji’s Cooking Show


Here’s a really easy soup to make, if you happen to have leftover rice, some chicken broth (boxed is fine), some leftover chicken (like a rotisserie chicken), some lettuce, ginger, and scallions. Also, we should put more lettuce in soups.





  1. Okay this is a staple in my house now. The first two times I made it, it was out of leftover everything (even the fish sauce was from leftovers). Now basically any time we order Chinese, this is what we do with the rice, and I’ll buy everything else just to make this because it’s so good.

  2. I have now made this twice. Once, I forgot where my fresh ginger was and used powdered ginger instead — and I have to say I massively prefer this to needing to fish out the ginger pieces!

    Thanks for the technique, I'm going to be coming back to this one a lot.

  3. Easiest chicken soup ever: put a whole rotisserie chicken in a pot. Add 7, 8 cups water. Bring to a boil, usually takes 20 min. Do not add any salt ever. No fat to skim either. After it boils add a sliced leek (or onions), sliced mushrooms, sliced 5, 6 carrots, whatever and simmer till veg are cooked. Voila! Later when cooled take the meat off the bones. Add chopped parsley etc. Best tasting, easiest chicken soup ever. I kid you not.

  4. aw man, now we gotta learn where you keep all your utensils and ingredients again

    Fav game going through old videos is when you'd say something like "Now we get some sake" and automatically I would say "pantry. bottom level at the back."

  5. Glad you're posting again and settled in at the new place! I was missing all of your wisdom the past couple months. Quick question, you mention that you can substitute black pepper and it doesn't really matter. Is the taste difference between the two even enough for a home cook to bother keeping stocked? Thanks


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