"You can substitute a variety of beans—such as soybeans, pinto or navy beans—in this versatile dish," suggests Elizabeth Bowen of Harbor Beach, Michigan. "It's a healthy and tasty alternative to sweet-and-sour pork or chicken," she adds. "I like to serve it over brown rice."
Here's a fun way to jazz up wild rice. Soy sauce and chicken bouillon add plenty of flavor, while celery, mushrooms and water chestnuts help dress it up. "My husband and two adult children love this delicious side dish," comments Joyce Bodle, Enumclaw, Washington. "It's convenient, too, because you can make it a day ahead."
Crisp-tender veggies and soy sauce are combined with linguine noodles in this colorful main dish. "I got this recipe from a radio program several years ago," recalls Sara Tatham of Plymouth, New Hampshire.
Broccoli Stir-Fry is a great way to dress up a nutritious vegetable. Reports Susan Davis of Vernon Hills, Illinois, As a wife and mother who also works full-time, I'm pleased to pass along this easy recipe to other busy cooks. Broccoli stir-fried with lemon pepper makes a mouthwatering side dish."—Susan Davis, Vernon Hills, Illinois
Snappy Pea Pods look just as good as they taste. “This side dish is great and really quick,” says Trisha Kruse of Eagle, Idaho. “Sesame oil enhances the pea pods' flavor, giving this medley extra flair.”
If you crave Asian food or just want to add some excitement to suppertime, give this exotic pasta from our Test Kitchen a try. The linguine with crunchy veggies, peanut butter and sesame seeds can be served warm or cold. For more zip, stir in an extra splash of hot pepper sauce.