Tomato-Rice Soup with Roasted Garlic & Navy Beans

2 bulbs garlic
1 Tbl olive oil
1 medium-sized yellow onion, diced small
1 cup long-grain brown rice
2 bay leaves
2 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried marjoram
2 tsp salt
several pinches of freshly ground black pepper
2 (28-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
1 (15-ounce) can navy beans, drained and rinsed (about 1.5 cups)

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Roast the garlic for about 45 minutes, until soft. You should be able to feel if it’s soft by pressing with a knife or your finger. Preheat a soup pot over medium heat. Saute the onions in the olive oil for 5-7 minutes, until translucent. Add the rice, bay leaves, thyme, marjoram, salt, and pepper and cook, stirring, for about 2 minutes. Add the crushed tomatoes, then fill up the can with water twice and add the water. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for about 45 minutes. Remove the garlic from the oven. When it is cool enough to handle, squeeze the roasted garlic out of its skin and into a small bowl. Use a fork to mash the garlic to a relatively smooth consistency, then add to the soup once the rice is nearly tender. When the rice is completely cooked, add the beans and heat through.

Vegetarian Chili

2 cups long-grain brown rice, uncooked
2 Tbl Light Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
2 carrots, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
1 onion, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
3 cloves  garlic, minced
2 cans (14.5 oz. each) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can  (15.5 oz.) red kidney beans, rinsed
1 can (15.5 oz.) cannellini beans, rinsed
1/2 cup  Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce
1/4 cup chili powder
1 cup  frozen corn
1-1/2 cups Kraft Mexican Style Finely Shredded Four Cheese

Cook rice as directed on package. Meanwhile, heat dressing in large saucepan on medium-high heat. Add vegetables and garlic; cook and stir 6 to 8 min. or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
Add next 5 ingredients; stir. Bring to boil; simmer on medium-low heat 30 min., stirring frequently. Stir in corn; cook 5 min.
Serve over rice; top with cheese.