Mom's chicken soup begins with making chicken broth from scratch. She boils the chicken in water with a bay leaf, cinnamon stick, peppercorns and salt.
Once the chicken is cooked, she strains the broth and separates the chicken pieces. The clear broth is put in the pot again, and she adds the chicken pieces, rice (1 cup rice for each 4 cups of liquid) and chopped parsley. She simmers the soup on low heat until the rice is cooked. Yummy!