Note: This soup can be made with just shrimp or chicken if desired.
Heat the oil in a heavy stockpot over medium-high heat/ Add the onion, garlic, and bay leaf, and saute for 5 min, stirring occasionally. Add the beans and cayenne and saute for another 3 min. Add the stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally, until the beans start to break down, thickening the soup.
Add the diced chicken, return the mixture to a boil and simmer for 2 min. Add the shrimp, return the mixture to a boil, and simmer for 2 min. Lower the heat, add the tomatoes and rice, stirring well to incorporate, and continue cooking for 2 min more. Remove the soup from the heat and serve.
Your Kidney Bean Soup with Chopped Shrimp & Chicken is ready. Bon appetit!
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