1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup instant brown rice
1 cup chopped cooked chicken breast
1/4 cup Romano or Parmesan cheese
COMBINE broth, broccoli, cauliflower, carrot, oregano, basil and cumin in large saucepan; simmer, covered, until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes; stir in rice and cook 5 minutes longer.
ADD chicken and simmer until heated through and flavors blended, about 10 minutes.
STIR in salt and pepper to taste.
LADLE into bowls and sprinkle with grated cheese.
Nutrition information: Per 1/4 recipe: 176 calories, 5 grams fat, 2 grams saturated fat, 217 milligrams sodium, 12 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams fiber, 20 grams protein.
Reach Judy Grigoraci at ...@suddenlink.net.