It is getting cold again, which puts me in the mood to have soup for dinner every night! Here is an easy one that is one of my favorites.
1 Cup chopped onion
3 Garlic Cloves, minced
6 Cups fat-free chicken broth
1/4 C uncooked white or brown rice
1 tsp ground cumin
1 (16 oz) Can Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
3 Cups Chopped cooked chicken
1/2 Cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro (I don't like cilantro, so I just leave it out and it still tastes good)
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1 Cup copped seeded tomato
3/4 Cup diced peeled avocado
1 Tbl fresh lime juice
6 lime wedges
1. Heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion and garlic, and saute 3 min. Add broth, rice, cumin, and beans; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes. Stir in chicken, cilantro, pepper, and salt; simmer 5 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly heated.
2. Remove from heat, and stir in tomato, avocado, and juice. Serve with lime wedges. Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 2/3 Cups soup and 1 lime wedge).