I know that on our wonderful site there are many different delicious recipes for soups, including pickles. Rassolniki are cooked differently, according to different technologies, with various cereals. We cook it with pearl barley or rice. Moreover, the tastes in our family were divided. Therefore, I alternate: once with barley, then with rice.
Today it is the turn of rice, and I will gladly share my recipe. I usually take meat or pork ribs, or chicken, when I do not want to load the body. With chicken, pickle is much more dietary.
Pour water into the pan. I always cook in large containers - about 5 liters. Put the chicken in cold water. How to understand in which water you need to put meat for cooking? If you need meat, but you will not use the broth - put the meat in boiling water. If you want to cook soup from meat - in a cold and a small fire. To salt. You never know exactly how much salt you may need. Give it a try. Do not over-salt immediately, you will still have cucumbers.
Cook the broth for 3-4 hours, depending on the age of the chicken. How to check the age of the chicken? Touch the cartilage on the breast - if it bends well - the chicken is young, if like a bone - very old. Remove the chicken from the broth and cool.
Disassemble the chicken. Separate the bones, and send back one meat and let it boil.
While cooking the broth, peel the vegetables.
Cut onions, potatoes. Grate carrots.
Make a roast. To do this, fry the onions and carrots in a hot pan with vegetable oil.
Grate pickled cucumbers. Add to carrots with onions, fry a little.
Add a spoonful of tomato paste. Stir, fry, add a little water, cover and simmer over low heat.
Put potatoes in boiling broth.
When the potatoes are almost cooked - add washed rice.
When the rice is cooked, add the frying.
Be sure to wash the broth with a spoon in the pan, where the tastiest thing remains. My grandmother taught me this. It seemed to me that she was doing this to save food, and then I realized that all cooks do it.
Put a couple of bay leaves. Let the soup boil for 5 minutes.
At this time, chop the garlic. Crush it with a knife to make it easier to cut, and then finely chop.
Add to boiling soup and immediately cover the pan with a lid. Let it boil with garlic and turn it off immediately.