In my journey to good health, I have become aware of the many benefits of broth – bone broth specifically. Check this out:
“As the bones cook in water – especially if that water has been made slightly acidic by the inclusion of cider vinegar – minerals and other nutrients leach from the bones into the water. Homemade broth is rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and other trace minerals. The minerals in broth are easily absorbed by the body. Bone broth even contains glucosamine and chondroiton – which are thought to help mitigate the deletorious effects of arthritis and joint pain. Rather than shelling out big bucks for glucosamine-chondroitin and mineral supplements, just make bone broth and other nutritive foods a part of your regular diet.
Further, homemade bone broths are often rich in gelatin. Gelatin is an inexpensive source of supplementary protein. Gelatin also shows promise in the fight against degenerative joint disease. It helps to support the connective tissue in your body and also helps the fingernails and hair to grow well and strong.”
The above excerpt is from a blog post by Nourished Kitchen. I encourage you to read the full article here.
Bone broth is very easy and very inexpensive to make. All you need is a carcass or left over bones, water, some seasonings, and a crock pot. Click here for the information on how to make Perpetual Chicken Soup.
Basically you put a chicken in a crock pot with water and some seasonings and let it cook on low all week. Whenever you are ready to drink broth, you dip some out, and replace the water with fresh water. One chicken will give broth for an entire week. If you need a quick lunch or dinner, you can pull the meat off the bones and put the bones back into the crock pot. It’s wonderful. Check it out!
Bone-Broth Chicken Rice Soup
We can’t have chicken noodle soup unless I want to pay an arm and a leg for gluten-free noodles. So I make it with rice instead.
I haven’t used a lot of broth this week so my broth is very flavourful. I drained almost all the broth out and strained it.
I chopped up 3 carrots, 3 celery sticks, and a few green onion. Put that in the pot with the broth and 1.5 cups of rice. While it was cooking, I pulled all the meat off my chicken, then added it to the broth as well. It’s been simmering for about 20 minutes now. Can’t wait to eat it!
Recipe: Bone-Broth Chicken Rice Soup
*bone broth from Perpetual Chicken Soup
*1.5 cups of rice
*3 carrots, peeled and chopped
*3 celery sticks, chopped
*a few green onions, chopped
*chicken meat from the carcass in the bone broth
*salt and pepper to taste
1. Drain and strain the broth from your carcass. Place it in a large pot.
2. Add 1.5 cups of raw rice, carrots, celery, green onions, and chicken meat.
3. Bring to a Boil, cover, and reduce heat to simmer until rice is fully cooked. About 45 minutes.
4. Salt and pepper to taste