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
"When garden crops are plentiful, this is a delightful dish to serve. You can vary the vegetables to whatever you have available," suggests Patty Kile of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. "It's convenient for company because the veggies can be precut and refrigerated in plastic bags until cooking time."
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.