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Chicken 'n' Rice Hot Dish

 Chicken 'n' Rice Hot Dish
“This is one of those lovely, simple dishes that needs only a salad and some bread to make a complete meal,” says Faye Labatt of Minneapolis, Minnesota. “It gets rave reviews whenever I serve it.”
4 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup uncooked Minute® Brown Rice
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • Dash garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Combine rice and water; transfer to an 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish
  • coated with cooking spray. Top with spinach.
  • In a nonstick saucepan coated with cooking spray, melt butter. Stir
  • in the flour, curry, salt, pepper and garlic powder until blended.
  • Gradually whisk in broth and milk until smooth. Bring to a boil;
  • cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Remove from the heat; whisk in mayonnaise until blended. Pour half of

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Chicken 'n' Rice Hot Dish (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • the sauce over spinach. Top with chicken and remaining sauce.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with
  • Parmesan cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until heated through
  • and rice is tender. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 325 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 81 mg cholesterol, 659 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.