I feel like I have been making a lot of soups lately. It's hard to get motivated to cook a lot of meals these days, so I rely a lot on soup. Now, I did make this from scratch. It was pretty easy. I wasn't completely satisfied with it. It tasted a little too much like the water from our sink. I even altered the recipe a little and cheated with a can of cream of chicken soup. My husband and momma both loved it. I found it mediocre, and I'm really not that tough of a critic. I tried cooking the rice in the chicken broth made from boiling a couple of bone-in chicken breasts. For some reason, that didn't work as well as I would have liked. It was in the recipe however. I think it needed more hot sauce. I'm not one of these hot sauce addicts, but sometimes you need a little spice. The proper Southern baby girl took a tiny taste of one of the carrots. She was not impressed. Overall, I would make this again although I think chicken and dumplings are the best.