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
It's simple to put a refreshing salad on the menu when you follow this rapid recipe from Mary McGeorge of Little Rock, Arkansas. Brown rice, coleslaw mix, apples and nuts make an appealing combination when coated with a sweet orange dressing.
"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."