Meet the Cook: My "policy" in the kitchen is to try to fix something totally new at least once a week. This recipe came out beautifully on the first try! Ever since, in between experiments, I've made it often.
I usually fix Meaty Spanish Rice for family meals - but it's also great for doubling if unexpected company comes and the cupboards are all nearly bare!
My husband and I own a small engine repair service. Someday soon, we plan to retire to the farm 70 miles west of here that
Mouthwatering flavors of autumn permeate this lovely stuffing concocted by our Test Kitchen home economists. Apple bits and plump raisins add fruity flavor to the brown rice.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Strips of beef chuck roast are simmered to a tasty tenderness in this super skillet dish sent by Kin Shea, Wethersfield, Connecticut. Good cuts for this recipe are boneless top blade roast or boneless arm or shoulder pot roast.
A sweet and spicy apricot sauce gives lots of flavor to the tender chicken in this dish from Diana Duda of Glenwood, Illinois. "It's especially fast because it's made with instant rice," she notes. "Serve it with crusty bread, fresh fruit and a green salad."
I was looking for a recipe that was nutritious and would adequately feed my two teenage sons and husband. I'm a busy teacher, and time is of the essence. This tasty recipe is easily prepared for an evening meal.
-Susan Greeley, Morrill, Maine
A quick homemade gravy adds the finishing touch to these tender pork chops stuffed with rice and colorful vegetables. Serve them with corn on the cob and Key lime pie (shown above right) or complete the meal with applesauce and bakery cookies.