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Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • In a medium nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-low heat. Add onions; cook about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Stir in celery; cook about 4 minutes more or until celery is tender. Stir in broth and rice. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

  • Stir in chicken, cheese, the water, and garlic; heat through, stirring occasionally. Stir in the 1/4 cup basil, the 1 tablespoon rosemary, and the salt. If desired, sprinkle with additional basil and/or rosemary.

Nutrition Facts

294 calories; protein 28.6g 57% DV; carbohydrates 21.2g 7% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 2.6g 10% DV; sugars 4.3g; fat 10.4g 16% DV; saturated fat 4.9g 25% DV; cholesterol 79.8mg 27% DV; vitamin a iu 588.2IU 12% DV; vitamin c 6.5mg 11% DV; folate 28.8mcg 7% DV; calcium 70.6mg 7% DV; iron 1.4mg 8% DV; magnesium 32.5mg 12% DV; potassium 434.1mg 12% DV; sodium 559.5mg 22% DV.

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Rating: 4 stars
First of all it is never fair to rate a recipe if you don t cook it exactly as written and I didn t. I substituted cauliflower rice for the quick cooking rice and therefore left out the broth as well. The substitution was great acted and tasted like rice. Pretty sure my husband didn t even know he was not eating rice. The drawback was that it lacked a bit of flavor from the broth. I probably would punch up the cheese and maybe moisten it with a touch of milk (again could have been my change that led me to this suggestion). Overall we enjoyed it and I d definitely make it again. Reheats well for lunch the next day which is always a big plus. Read More