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Quick Broccoli Cheese Soup

 Quick Broccoli Cheese Soup
Frozen broccoli-cheese sauce makes this hearty soup a speedy addition to a lunchtime or evening meal. It's a great way to use up leftover rice. This recipe can easily be doubled, too. —Laura Mihalenko-DeVoe, Charlotte, North Carolina
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen broccoli with cheese sauce, thawed
  • 1/2 cup cooked long grain rice
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, cook onion in butter until tender. Stir in broth
  • and broccoli with sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer,
  • uncovered, for 4 minutes.
  • Add rice and cream. Cook 3-4 minutes longer or until heated through
  • and broccoli is tender (do not boil). Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1-1/4 cups (prepared with reduced-fat butter and reduced-sodium broth) equals 268 calories, 18 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 829 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 9 g protein.