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Makeover Curried Chicken Rice Soup

 Makeover Curried Chicken Rice Soup
This lighter version of a family-favorite soup boasts all the hearty texture, warm comfort and delicious flavor of the original, but less than half the fat and a fifth of the calories! That's a difference to savor! —Rebecca Cook, Helotes, Texas
11 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 large carrots, finely chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 cans (12 ounces each) fat-free evaporated milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 4-1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, melt butter. Add the carrots, celery and onion;
  • saute for 2 minutes. Sprinkle with flour; stir until blended. Stir
  • in seasoned salt and curry. Gradually add milk and cream. Bring to a
  • boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Gradually add broth. Stir in chicken and rice; return to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until vegetables
  • are tender. Yield: 11 servings (2-3/4 quarts).

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Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 263 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 54 mg cholesterol, 524 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fat-free milk.