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
This recipe came from my husband's grandmother. It's quick to make and very tasty. Hearty helpings of this specially seasoned rice disappear in a hurry at our dinner table.—Ruth Ann Klassen, Aberdeen, Idaho
"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."
When this spicy stew's simmering on the stove, Beverly McDowell's family has a hard time waiting for dinner. "It's much like a thick tomato-based soup with a hearty mix of okra, brown rice and beans," she writes from Athens, Georgia. "Everyone leaves the table feeling satisfied...and eager to have it again soon."