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
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
- 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
- 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).
Nutrition Facts1-1/4 cups: 268 calories, 18g fat (11g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 829mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.
Originally published as Broccoli, Cheese and Rice Soup in Cooking for 2 Spring 2008