1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
2 tbsp (25 mL) canola or soybean oil
1/2 cup (125 mL) all-purpose flour
2 cups (500 mL) water
2 cups (500 mL) cut-up cooked turkey, chicken or ham
3 1/2 cups (875 mL) chicken broth
1 can (284 mL) sliced mushrooms, drained
2 tbsp (25 mL) instant chopped onion
1 package (6 ounces) original-flavour long-grain and wild rice mix
2 cups (500 mL) original soy milk or fat-free (skim) milk
1/4 cup (50 mL) slivered almonds, toasted
How To: To toast nuts, bake uncovered in ungreased shallow pan in 350 degree F oven about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Or cook in ungreased heavy skillet over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until golden brown.
Did You Know? : Soy milk is a great alternative to regular milk because it gives you many of the same nutrients, and studies show that soy protein, when eaten in the context of a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet, can help reduce the risk of heart disease.