One of the difficult aspects of boiling brown rice is "not peeking while the rice is cooking." I use a glass lid so I can easily keep an eye on the rice's cooking progress. Thought I would pass that along. —B.K., Paullina, Iowa
"For a good-looking hearty venison entree without a strong game flavor, I recommend these cabbage rolls," says field editor Marcy Cella of L'Anse, Michigan. "They have a moist meaty filling and wonderful old-world flavor."
Mango lends a sweet tropical twist to our Test Kitchen's warm weather version of red beans and rice. Green pepper and onion add crunch to the chilled concoction that's tossed with salsa, then sprinkled with cilantro just before serving.