In a large saucepan, sauté sliced yellow squash, frozen peas, mushrooms, onion, and garlic in olive oil over medium heat until crisp–tender. Stir in rice and cook for an additional 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Meanwhile, heat broth in a small saucepan. Ladle approximately 1/2 cup of the warm chicken broth into the vegetable–rice mixture. Stir the mixture frequently, allowing each 1/2 cup of broth to be absorbed before adding another 1/2 cup. Continue stirring and adding broth until rice is just tender, and texture is creamy. Add fresh basil, black pepper, and Parmesan cheese. Heat through an additional 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Discard any remaining broth. Serve immediately.
Calories: 157 calories, Carbohydrates: 26 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 245 mg, Fiber: 2 g
Exchanges per serving: 1 1/2 starch, 1 nonstarchy vegetable, 1/2 fat. Carbohydrate choices: 2.
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Sharon Palmer is a registered dietitian and freelance writer in Southern California.