2 1/2 cups water                                                        1 cup uncooked oat groats

1 Tbsp olive oil                                                           1 1/2 cups chopped onion

1 cup chopped celery                                                3/4 cup chopped carrot

1 cup diced zucchini                                                  2 garlic cloves, minced

4 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth

2 cups chopped skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast

1 cup (1-inch) cut green beans                               2 tsp chopped fresh thyme

1/2 tsp salt

1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained         1 cup frozen peas, thawed

1/3 cup chopped fresh basil

Combine 2 1/2 cups water and groats in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 45 minutes or until tender (do not overcook). Drain; wipe pan with a paper towel.

Heat oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, and carrot; sauté 8 minutes or until tender. Add zucchini and garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Add cooked groats, broth, and next 5 ingredients (through tomatoes); bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in peas and basil.

Yield: 6 servings

(Recipe retrieved from myrecipes.com)

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