New year, new you, same old menu.
Most of us take the new year as an opportunity to start fresh and tackle challenges in our lives head-on. Whether it’s getting in shape, spending more time with the family, or stretching so you can finally touch your toes, our resolutions are a reminder of the human spirit’s tenacity.
We want to support that spirit and your resolutions! Though we can only hope you’ve resolved to eat more soup this year, we think it’s far more likely we can play an indirect yet important part in your 2018 goal achievement. Because, no matter your objective, food plays an integral role in keeping you happy and fueled so you can make it through the day.
We’re resolved to add variety, ease, comfort, and flavor to your menu so you can go out and conquer 2018 like a boss.
Sometimes, less is more.
We know time is a precious commodity none of us can seem to find enough of. After a long day at work, studying, and/or carting the kids around, cooking a meal can feel like a burden.
Yet, the nostalgia we create when we break bread together often makes that investment worth it. But, what if there was an easier way to make a comforting, homemade meal?
Enter the crockpot!
Soup and crockpots are natural companions. Add to that the flavor-packed recipes of Soupman soups, you get a recipe for freedom. With our Shrimp Bisque and Jasmine Rice crockpot recipe, you can create the perfect meal or side dish without all the hassle.
With only 4 ingredients and one cooking method, Soupman Shrimp Bisque + Jasmine Rice will make your day easier and your tummy happier.
A note about cooking rice in a crockpot.
Rice is a low and slow dish, which makes the crockpot an ideal method for cooking it. You’ll be able to avoid the uneven cooking and tendency for rice to burn on the stovetop.
We’re using Jasmine Rice in this recipe, but you can easily substitute it for Basmati if you prefer. No matter your rice preference, we highly recommend using long grain rice. Short grain has a tendency to stick to the crockpot.
Keep in mind older crockpots tend to cook slower than newer models. If you have a high heat setting on your new crockpot, be careful not to burn the rice. If this is your first time cooking rice in a slow cooker, we recommend using the medium setting. It might take a bit longer, but the deliciousness is worth the wait.
A lot of rice recipes tell you to add salt—no need to add salt here! Our Shrimp Bisque is already seasoned and has plenty of salt to flavor your dish.
The Original Soupman™ Crockpot Shrimp Bisque + Rice
- Butter—1 tbsp
- Water—2 cups
- Jasmine Rice—1 cup
- Original Soupman Shrimp Bisque—2 packs
- Rinse the rice with water to remove the excess starch.
- Rub the interior of your crockpot with the butter. Be liberal and add more butter if you need! This will prevent the rice from sticking to the sides. Leave any remaining butter in the bottom of the bowl.
- Pour the rice and water into the crockpot.
- Cover and cook on high for 1.5-2 hours, stirring occasionally. If all the water is absorbed, taste to see if it’s done. If the rice is still hard, you may need to add a bit more water and let it cook for 20-30 more minutes.
- When the rice is finished, add the Shrimp Bisque. Mix it in with the rice and let it warm for 5 or so minutes. (Tip: Use a fork to fluff the rice before adding the soup to separate the grains and make the rice extra light)
- Turn off the crockpot and serve! Typically, this will feed 4-6 people. If you don’t eat it all, no worries—this makes excellent leftovers.
Chef Tip: Soak the crockpot while you eat. It’ll make clean-up a cinch!
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