Sunday, March 6, 2011

Recipe for Turkey Sausage, Rice and Beans Soup

Makes 8 servings each approximately 330 calories, 11 grams fat, 35 grams carbs,  7 grams fiber, 20 grams protein,  8 WW Points+

5 links of Turkey Italian Sausage (I used mild, lean), cooked and cut in to bite size pieces
3 cups cooked brown rice (mine was left over brown rice with steamed broccoli and spinach)
6 cups liquid (I used vegetable stock)
2 cups cooked black beans, (per directions on bag with cumin, cilantro stems and bay leaves)
2 cups cooked cannellini beans, (per directions on bag with bay leaves, garlic and pepper)
½ tsp red pepper flakes (more to taste)
Salt and pepper to taste
3 TBSP coarsely chopped fresh herbs (I used rosemary and parsley)
2 TBSP butter
1 TBSP good quality balsamic vinegar
Sprinkle of grated parmesan cheese

Combine all ingredients except last 3 and let simmer until warmed through.  Stir in the butter and balsamic and serve with a sprinkle of parmesan on top.  Great with some crusty bread.