Cock - a - leekie soup

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Soup Recipe = Cock - a - leekie soup - Serves 4

Ingredients:
1.5kg chicken
400g leeks
25g long-grain rice
bOg prunes (optional)
15g brown sugar
3 bacon rashers
I bouquet garni
Parsley
Pepper
Salt

Method:
Place the roughly chopped chicken and bacon in a cooking pot. Cover with water. Bring to a simmer, skimming off the froth from time-to-time. When the chicken is semi-cooked add 300g leeks (cut into two-centimeter chunks) with the bouquet garni. Season with salt and pepper, bring to the boil again. Now lower the heat and cook for two hours. Now, remove the chicken, chop into small pieces and set aside for serving. Add the rice to the stock, the prunes (optional) and the remaining chopped leeks. Simmer for a further 30 minutes. Finally, add the chicken pieces, season again, and garnish with chopped parsley just before serving.