Slow Cooker Cream of Chicken and Rice Soup

Slow Cooker Cream of Chicken and Rice Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 180.7
  • Total Fat: 2.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 49.3 mg
  • Sodium: 97.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 21.0 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Slow Cooker Cream of Chicken and Rice Soup calories by ingredient


Introduction

Ditch the condensed 'cream of whatever' soups and make this instead. You only need 10 minutes of hands-on cooking time for a filling yet light bowl of comforting soup. Ditch the condensed 'cream of whatever' soups and make this instead. You only need 10 minutes of hands-on cooking time for a filling yet light bowl of comforting soup.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
    2 carrots, peeled and diced (about 1 cup)
    1 large onion, diced (about 1 cup)
    1 teaspoon dried oregano
    1/4 teaspoon dried sage
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    1 quart low-sodium or homemade chicken stock
    1/2 cup long-grain brown rice
    1 cup baby bella mushrooms, diced (about 5 ounces)
    1 tablespoon cornstarch
    3/4 cup low-fat evaporated milk

    OPTIONAL: 1 sprig fresh thyme, for garnish

Tips

Experiment with the herbs and spices: Add a bay leaf, tarragon, rosemary or thyme to change things up.
For an extra serving of veggies, stir in 4 cups chopped kale when you add the rice or 4 cups baby spinach when you add the milk.
You could also use wild rice or another whole grain in this dish.


Directions

Place the chicken, carrots, onion, spices and stock in a slow cooker. Cook on high for three hours or low for seven hours, then add the rice and mushrooms and cook one more hour. (Turn the heat to high if you haven't already.)
Combine the cornstarch and one tablespoon cold water in a small bowl, then add to the soup along with the milk. Cook another 15 minutes, then serve immediately.

OPTIONAL: Garnish with fresh thyme.
Serving Size: Makes 6 one cup servings.

Member Ratings For This Recipe


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    Very Good
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Prepared this same recipe in a Pressure Cooker in 20 minutes, (due to the brown rice). Cooked the brown rice and chicken stock by themselves for ten minutes. Added all the other ingredientes, (except for the cornstarch/milk added last), and cooked for another ten minutes. Yum, and fast! - 10/15/12


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    Incredible!
    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for this. I had just started some chicken to make soup (have a terrible cold) and this looked like it might be a nice change to try. I didn't have plain sage or rice, so used poultry seasoning and it was really yummy. - 10/15/12


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    Incredible!
    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Made on the stove top with chicken from a Costco Rotisserie chicken. Saute`d the veggies in coconut oil. Used 2 tubes of Swanson Flavor Boost chicken and 2 of Vegetable for the broth. Used the spices and added a good sprinkling of Tarragon, my favorite soup herb. It does wonders for soup!Very good! - 11/20/12


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    Good
    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I made this for dinner last night and it was easy but very bland. Next time I will add more seasonings and maybe some corn. - 10/16/12


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    Good
    10 of 23 people found this review helpful
    tasty-took me forever to make-- - 10/15/12


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    Very Good
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I does need some more seasoning so I used some Mrs. Dash and others. I didn't try this but it seemed to be crying out for nutmeg. I used quinoa instead of rice which gave it a nice crunch and added protein. I will play around with this. - 10/18/12


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    6 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Why do people rate it without making it? Looks great! Nice and creamy and the picture seems to reflect the ingredients. Thanks Chef Meg! I'm trying it this week & will rate then! - 10/15/12


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    Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I made this, only I mixed the cornstarch with 1 cup cold regular milk, and used just 1/4 cup mushrooms, diced fine. It was very good. - 10/15/12


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    Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Fabulous recipe. I doubled the spices & added 1.5 tsp smoked paprika rather than black pepper.Will make again. - 1/3/13


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    Very Good
    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    It was good, you have to add the spice or seasonings to your own preference. I did thicken it a bit more as I like it creamier. DH like it too, he added salt to his. Why do people rate a recipes they haven't tried. Oh ya I made this tonight and save the recipe. - 10/15/12


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    Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made a double batch so I would have leftovers for lunches during the week. It came a a bit thinner than I wanted but overall was very good. For the most part I followed the directions. The only think I did differently was add two bay leaves and the seasoning packet from the box of rice I used. - 10/28/12


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    Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I added some garlic powder and three bay leaves. I also found that the rice needed two hours to cook. It was very delicious, even my son who is a very picky eater ate it. - 1/18/14


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    Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very happy with the soup after I added white pepper for a little more flavor, and doubled the cornstarch for thickness. - 1/1/13


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    Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    A bit bland for me too, but adding extra sage as well as thyme and ground celery (plus I threw in some chopped celery w/leaves) helped. Mine didn't come out very creamy though. I'm not sure why. - 10/30/12


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    Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I have a very similar recipe, but really liked this one too. - 10/15/12


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    Very Good
    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I've made a soup like this bfore. Can add different ingredients. Instead of rice add another grain. Different veggies. Only difference from mine is low fat evaporated milk. Making a version of this , for later this week. - 10/15/12


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love this slow cooker cream chicken And rice Soup Recipe! - 10/17/19


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It was thinner than the picture. Definitely good but not a thick soup as it appears. I made it exactly to recipe but added spinach as recommended at the end and I garnished with fresh jalapeńo for a little kick. I'm eating it now, it's chilly and raining outside and this is very comforting! - 1/9/16


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I really liked this recipe. Before I made it I read other people's comments and decided to use a bit more spice. So I added a bay leaf and 1 teaspoon of poultry seasoning in addition to the seasonings in the recipe. Also instead of the 5 oz of bella mushrooms I used 8 oz. (whole package) - 9/24/14


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added some diced celery, celery seed, poultry seasoning, Italian seasoning and white pepper. My husband and I both really enjoyed this receipt. - 2/15/14


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    So good. A co-worker said that the smell made her wish that she was sick so that she could request this as comfort food. - 1/8/14


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Can you give something 10 stars! I believe that this will be favorite recipe. It is cold here today. Got up before going to water aerobics and put the chicken and spices in the broth to cook the two hours that I was gone. Just the rice took longer than 1 hour to cook. (In crock Pot). - 3/6/13


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    1 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I just have 3 comments:
    1) The photo looks unappetizing. I'd put it in a red bowl or something, for color!
    2) Nonetheless, it sounds appetizing---love mushrooms and soups.
    3) People who CHANGE the recipe or do not MAKE the recipe should leave feedback accordingly: either nothing, or modified.
    - 11/18/12


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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    GOOD WITH ADDED SEASONINGS - 10/26/12


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    Incredible!
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I luv this recipe, it sounds just perfect. - 10/16/12


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    Incredible!
    Awesome! - 7/13/21


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    O.K.
    Cook on stove, was ok, but canned is still better and quicker, and no leftovers to store. - 3/28/21


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    who can wait all that time for this yumminess? - 3/24/21


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    Incredible!
    YUM - 3/24/21


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    Incredible!
    Delicious - 3/24/21


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    Incredible!
    Very good! - 3/24/21


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    thank you - 3/24/21


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    Very Good
    i cooked it all stovetop and added my fav seasoning. It was really good. - 3/24/21


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    Excellent soup! - 3/24/21


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    Good, thanks for sharing - 3/20/21


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    Nice! - 3/6/21


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    YUM! - 2/9/21


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    thanks - 1/31/21


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    Bad
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My rice didn’t get done. I followed the directions in this recipe but didn’t turn out like the recipe. - 10/27/20


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    Incredible!
    So good! And very easy. Made it on the stove top and it took very little time. Will surely make this again. - 7/23/20


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    looks and reads great - 2/27/20


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    I made this on the stove, used white rice so it creamed up well. Delicious! - 2/23/20


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    Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The pic shows carrots, but there are none in the recipe. I would add them. - 1/15/20


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    sounds yummy - 12/28/19


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    So delicious!!! - 12/28/19


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    NICE - 12/12/19


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    very good and creamy - 12/12/19


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    Good
    we liked this - 12/9/19


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    Sounds good, adding this to my "to make" list. - 12/9/19


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Think it will be tastier without using the cornstarch - 12/4/19


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    Incredible!
    Easy and tasty!! - 11/24/19


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    I had leftover seasoned chicken, so the time was cut a lot. I also didn't add it to the recipe (vegetarian in house so soup was made for all, and the chicken added to my serving). I added more seasoning, cut down on the cornstarch and used vegetable stock. Everyone was pleased.
    Everyone was
    - 11/14/19


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    Great on a cool night. - 10/20/19


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    A favorite of mine - 10/12/19


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    Incredible!
    We loved this soup. My husband was going to go back for thirds but decided he wanted to save it for the next day. The only changes I made was to use dried thyme instead of sage since we don't care for sage. Will make again and again. - 6/22/19


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    Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I liked it better without the sage - 6/2/19


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    Yum - 3/31/19


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    yummy... - 3/26/19


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    Easy and delicious! - 12/18/18


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    Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i cut the spices and added garlic sirachi, chopped jalapeńos, and celery. Added some worschester sauce. - 10/13/18


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    Very Good
    very good - 10/6/18


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    Great fall and winter recipe - 10/3/18


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    My family liked it.. - 10/2/18


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    Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    very good. Instead of rice I added gnocchi and celery. Also a bit of poultry seasoning never hurts. - 10/2/18


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    Good
    Pretty good. - 9/24/18


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    I wonder if this would work with a non-dairy option. - 2/7/18


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    Very Good
    Thanks for sharing - 2/7/18


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    Good
    good soup - 1/28/18


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    Yummy soup! - 1/16/18


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    Pretty easy to make, especially if you have leftover baked or broiled chicken you can use. - 11/13/17


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    this looks good thanks - 10/24/17


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    Yum - 10/10/17


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    Nice recipe for todays like this. - 10/9/17


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    looks tasty - 8/29/17


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    Very Good
    I made it on the stove top and followed the recipe up 'til the end. There I added more broth instead of the milk and omitted the cornstarch. I thought it needed a bit more salt, so I solved that with a few shakes of Maggi Chicken Flavor Bouillon. I'll be making this again. - 8/3/17


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    Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made this as listed and it was okay, but takes a while to make. Still looking for a good easy chicken soup that is better than just chicken noodle! - 3/20/17


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    Very Good
    I cooked it on the stove and it was pretty good. It was a little bland but I added some spices and we enjoyed it. - 3/15/17


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    Bad
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    - 1/19/17


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    Incredible!
    I served it to a non dieting guest who loved it as much as I did. I used leftover rotisserie chicken and twice the veggies. It was cream, hearty and filling. - 1/3/17


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    Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made it following the recipe exactly. Tasty but something is missing for me. I'm going to experiment with the ratio of oregano to sage and maybe add some other herbs like thyme. I'm also going to try reducing the amount of cornstarch. The soup was just a tad on the thick side. Nutrition info off. - 12/18/16


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    add tarragob, bay leaves, sage poultry seas.,thyme. - 11/2/15


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    Incredible!
    My family loved this.yself and my husband added salt my son added hot sauce and came back for seconds I used the brown rice from the boil bag just cut the bag and dumped in the rice. Came out. Great - 3/5/15


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    Incredible!
    Followed exactly. Turned out delicious!!! - 2/5/15


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    Incredible!
    Try using pearl barley instead of the brown rice. - 10/26/14


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    Very Good
    Very satisfying! - 11/16/13


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    good - 9/17/13


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    Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Easy and creamy, but a bit bland. Just added more seasonings. - 8/18/13


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    0 of 8 people found this review helpful
    The picture looks like vomit. - 6/14/13


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    Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I loved this. I didn´t have carrot so I diced pumkin instead and my slow cooker broke so I used my presure cooker. - 5/23/13


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    Another OMG healthy yummy chicken recipe. For someone like me, the easier AND healthier a recipe then I'll actually make it. - 5/1/13


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    Incredible!
    This tasted much like my grandmother made years ago. What a yummy comfort food memory - only this one is more healthy. - 3/9/13


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    Incredible!
    Amazing! Instead of brown rice I added trader joe's brown rice and black barley medley. I also used celery in my base with the carrots and the onions. For spices I didn't have sage, but I added fresh thyme, basil, 2 bay leafs, and spinach at the end. This is a new keeper! - 2/26/13


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    Incredible!
    I made this on Monday and we had it on Tuesday. It was fantasiic! My husband and I both loved it. I didn't have and sage, so I used poultry seasoning instead. It got so thick by Tuesday, I poured it over a biscuit to make chicken and biscuit. I will definitely make this again! - 2/13/13


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    Incredible!
    I did as the tip said and used 1/2 tsp Herbes d' Provence (Fines Herbs w/lavender) and 1/4 tsp celery seed. It gave it a nice flavor. - 2/9/13


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    Very Good
    Made this tonight on the stove. Added celery and corn and seasoned with poultry seasoning. Used skim milk. Loved it - def agree that you need to spice it up with bay eaves and morepepper. - 1/24/13


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    Very Good
    I made this on the stovetop and sauted the veggies and chicken.I added a bit of garlic.This was delicious and creamy without the guilt of cream. - 1/14/13


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    Very Good
    Quick, easy, great - 1/12/13


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    Incredible!
    I made this today. So yum! I used whole chicken legs and thighs, added celery and potatoes and used coconut milk instead of cream (I don't mix dairy and meats). I cooked it on low setting all day while I was at work-about 12 hrs.
    It really is one of the tastiest slow cooker recipes I've tried.
    - 1/8/13


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    Good
    Nice - but a little bland for me. Next time I make this I'll add some more spices. Also I added non fat evaporated milk, next time I'll use the low fat. - 1/7/13


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    Looks good!! - 1/3/13