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Soothing nourishment for those with mouth sores

This recipe for milk and rice soup from the "Betty Crocker Living With Cancer Cookbook" offers soothing nourishment to those with mouth sores. And because milk is added to bananas and rice in this dish, it can be an effective remedy for diarrhea as well.


1 cup uncooked regular long-grain rice

2 cups water

2 bananas

2¼ cups skim milk

2 tablespoons sugar


In a 2-quart saucepan, heat rice and water to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until water is absorbed and rice is tender. Let stand about 10 minutes or until cool enough to eat, or refrigerate.

In medium bowl, completely mash bananas. Stir in cooked rice, milk and sugar. Serve immediately. Cover and refrigerate any remaining soup.

Nutritional information

This recipe makes four servings. One serving contains: 310 calories, ¼ gram fat, zero grams cholesterol, 70 milligrams sodium, 500 milligrams potassium, 67 grams carbohydrates, 9 grams protein and 2 grams dietary fiber.

This article appears in the summer 2015 issue of Cancer Care magazine.