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                            GUMBO SOUP (LOW CAL)
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetarian                       Low-fat
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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   12       c            Water
    6       ts           Vegetable Bouillon granules
    4                    Tomatoes, fresh or 1-lb can
      1/2   c            Corn, fresh or canned
    1                    Celery rib, diced
    1                    Onion, diced
      1/2   c            Okra, cut
      1/4   c            Rice, white or brown
      1/8   ts           Tabasco Sauce (optional)
    1       c            Shredded cabbage (optional)
   Directions: Place all ingredients in a large pot,
   bring to boil, cover and simmer about 20 minutes until
   all vegetables are done. 1-l/2 C serving equals about
   35 calories.
   NOTE:  I use Uncle Ben’s Converted Rice as it seems to
   hold its shape better in long cooking periods.  Any
   rice will work if this soup is not reheated several
   times, but it usually is!
   This is a thin soup, I sometimes add shredded cabbage,
   chard, bok choy, or other green vegetable to it.  The
   greens make it thicker and more filling, but add few
   calories. This doesn't resemble the real Cajun Gumbo,
   but is good for those days when you feel you've
   over-indulged and need to cut back.  I keep in it the
   fridge and use it as a snack when I just have to have
   something else. You can also add herbs, hot pepper, it
   is very versatile, and a good starting recipe.
         Original, from Files of A. Broaddus/Houston
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