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We may joke about something called process cheese loaf but guess what! It's lower in fat than "real" cheese and you can buy it in low-fat or light.

Cooks Quickly! Total: 15 min; Prep: 5 min; Cook: 10 min 

4 ounces fat-free process cheese product loaf, cubed
3 1/2 cups fat-free (skim) milk 
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
2 cups cooked brown rice
1 bag (1 pound) frozen cauliflower, carrots and asparagus, thawed and drained

1.  Heat cheese and milk in 3-quart saucepan or 4-quart Dutch oven over low heat, stirring frequently, until cheese is melted. Stir in chili powder.  
2.  Stir in rice and vegetables; cook until hot.

Nutritional Analysis:
Serves 8  1 Serving:  Calories 135 (Calories from Fat 20); Fat 2g (Saturated 1g); Cholesterol 10mg; Sodium 29mg; Potassium 380mg; Carbohydrate 23g (Dietary Fiber 2g); Protein 8g
% Daily Value: Vitamin A 96%; Vitamin C 10%; Vitamin D 10%; Calcium 20%; Iron 2%; Folic Acid 10%
Diet Exchanges: 1 Starch; 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable

November 5, 2002