“I invented this dish one night when I was having last-minute guests. I ran to a local farm stand for some amazing produce and created this using fresh portobellos and leftover risotto. My friends still ask for the recipe!” Rian Macdonald — Powder Springs, Georgia
For almost 30 years, I've been preparing this zippy side dish for all sorts of gatherings. In fact, whenever I'm invited to an event that involves food, it's "understood" that I'll bring this casserole. Plus, it's a great way to use up hard-cooked eggs.
-Patricia Friend, Milledgeville, Georgia
"We're an American military family stationed in Germany," writes Lynda Muller. "Since we're just as busy as stateside families, this meal really fits our lifestyle. Because it uses a rice mix, orange juice and other items I keep on hand, it's both satisfying and swift."
Meet the Cook: My mom used to make this hearty dish for family get-togethers. Now I do the same when our five grown children come to visit. My husband and I have a beautiful lake country home...and we enjoy fishing.
-Donna Torgerson, Park Rapids, Minnesota
Need a simple-to-serve buffet entree? None's easier than this! "Each roll is an individual portion, so guests can dish up their own," explains Becky Carcich of LIttleton, Colorado. What's more, she adds, you can put it together ahead of time, giving you extra time to enjoy their company.
When I serve a meal that's considered good by all eight members of my family, I call that recipe a winner. These chicken squares with mushroom sauce passed the test.—Irene Burkholder, Leola, Pennsylvania
An exchange student who stayed with us made this rice casserole for us. It's good served with crusty rolls. Now I like to make this, especially when we're having company over who knew our "other daughter".