Makeover Curried Chicken Rice Soup

1/4 cup butter, cubed

2 large carrots, finely chopped

exps42129_THHC1785943D23A2 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 1.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.

2.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).

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.

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