Gingered Chicken Meatball Soup with Brown Rice and Basil

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Yields: 1 1/2 cups each
  • Start to Finish: 45 mins
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Gingered Chicken Meatball Soup with Brown Rice and Basil
Ingredients
2
teaspoons canola oil
1/4
cup finely chopped green onions (2)
8
1
tablespoon grated fresh ginger
3/4
cup panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs)
1/2
cup finely chopped red sweet pepper (1 small)
3
tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
2
teaspoons sesame oil
1
pound uncooked ground chicken breast or turkey breast
1/2
cup chopped yellow onion (1 medium)
2 1/2
cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2
cups water
2
tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1
tablespoon honey
1
teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 1/2
cups cooked brown rice
1/2
cup snipped fresh basil
Directions
  1. In a large nonstick skillet heat canola oil over medium heat. Add green onions; cook and stir about 2 minutes or until tender. Add half of the garlic and the ginger; cook and stir for 30 seconds more. Remove from heat.
  2. In a large bowl combine green onion mixture, egg whites, panko, sweet pepper, 1 tablespoon of the soy sauce, and 1 teaspoon of the sesame oil. Add ground chicken; mix well. Shape chicken mixture into 1-inch meatballs. In the same skillet cook meatballs over medium-high heat until brown, turning occasionally. Set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan heat the remaining 1 teaspoon sesame oil over medium-high heat. Add yellow onion; cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until nearly tender, stirring occasionally. Add the remaining garlic; cook and stir for 30 seconds. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons soy sauce, broth, the water, vinegar, honey, and crushed red pepper. Bring to boiling; stir in meatballs. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, until meatballs are cooked through (165 degrees F). Stir in cooked rice and basil.
Nutrition Facts (Gingered Chicken Meatball Soup with Brown Rice and Basil)
    Per serving:
  • 391 kcal cal.,
  • 15 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 4 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 7 g monounsatured fat),
  • 98 mg chol.,
  • 939 mg sodium,
  • 36 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 7 g sugar,
  • 28 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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