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
Crispy snow peas, red pepper and onion, plus tender shrimp are combined in this refreshing salad. The light sesame dressing is mildly seasoned with ginger and soy. Sunshine Wall shares the recipe from her home in Jacksonville, Florida.
"This hearty soup is loaded with vegetables, chicken, rice and herbs. When friends come for lunch, I warm up some garlic toast and make a meal of it," notes Gwen Shawley of El Mirage, Arizona. "It's a great way to cut back on calories and fat."
"My husband and I first tasted this colorful combination while visiting my sister in Grants Pass, Oregon," notes Maxine Driver of Littleton, Colorado. "We enjoyed it so much that now I often make it for family and friends."