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Mediterranean Brown Rice Salad

My family and friends all love this salad, which they've referred to as "the Greek salad." The recipe makes enough to feed a crowd, so it's a perfect bring-along for a big party. No matter what you're looking for—something with the Greek flavors you love, or just a healthy, simple salad—it will not disappoint! If you'd like, substitute orzo for the rice. —Sarah Hawkins, Wanatah, Indiana

Greek Brown and Wild Rice Bowls

2 reviews

This fresh rice dish tastes like the Mediterranean in a bowl! It's short on ingredients, but packs in so much...


Festive Three-Grain Salad

1 review

Wholesome ingredients and a festive appearance make this colorful side one of my holiday staples. Plus, I can assemble it...


Flavorful Cranberry Rice Salad

I came up with the recipe because I wanted something different to take to picnics beside potato or macaroni salad....


Coconut Curry Vegetable Soup

3 reviews

I've been a vegetarian since high school, so modifying recipes to fit my meatless requirements is a challenge I enjoy....

Greek Rice Salad

I love cooking. My husband even had to build another room especially for the cookbooks I collected! No matter how...


Lentil and Brown Rice Soup

5 reviews

The first time I made this soup, I thought our teenage son would turn up his nose. Much to my...

Tomato Chicken Rice Soup

3 reviews

"This hearty soup is loaded with vegetables, chicken, rice and herbs. When friends come for lunch, I warm up some...


Veggie Brown Rice Wraps

5 reviews

Salsa gives a bit of zip to the brown rice and bean filling in the meatless tortilla wraps Lisa Sullivan...


Cheesy Ham ‘n’ Rice Soup

8 reviews

Here's a real gem! After tasting a similar soup at a popular restaurant in the Twin Cities, I came up...


Chicken Rice Soup Mix

2 reviews

This quick combination from Iola Egle of McCook, Nebraska produces bowls of steaming soup that are sure to warm up...

Brown Rice Lentil Salad

"My family isn't always crazy about trying new recipes," DeAnn Howard writes from Lisbon, Iowa. "The first time I served...


Lemon Chicken & Rice Soup

21 reviews

Years ago, I fell hard for a lemony Greek soup at Panera Bread. It was just a special back then,...


Southwest Black Bean Soup

12 reviews

A friend brought this recipe to a gathering, and it's been a hit with my family ever since! I use...


Italian Lentil Soup

10 reviews

Lentils, like beans, are part of the legume family and add cholesterol-reducing fiber to this tasty soup. —Marybeth Gessele, Gaston,...


Guilt-Free Chicken Chili

4 reviews

This chili is a keeper. Make it on Sunday and you get lunch for the rest of the week, too....

Curried Brown Rice Salad

Whenever she needs a potluck salad, Carol Dodds turns to this tried-and-true favorite. "It's among my most requested recipes—everyone raves...


Beef Pilaf Salad

Hot, spicy, sweet, crunchy, chewy...this main-dish salad has it all! "I've had this recipe for more than 20 years, and...


Stir-Fry Rice Bowl

12 reviews

My meatless version of Korean bibimbap is tasty, pretty and easy to tweak for different spice levels. —Devon Delaney, Westport,...


Brown Rice Mulligatawny

5 reviews

My friends tell me this is one of the best soups they’ve ever had. One even said it’s “perfect.” No...


Red Beans and Rice Salad

Mango lends a sweet tropical twist to our Test Kitchen's warm weather version of red beans and rice. Green pepper...


Rice and Barley Salad

Chock-full of colorful veggies and fresh garden flavor, this hearty, mouthwatering salad is almost a meal in itself! Shared by...


Brown Rice Salad with Grilled Chicken

7 reviews

This delightful dish is nutritious, simple to fix and brightens up any buffet table. It's a terrific way to use...


Brown Rice Chutney Salad

6 reviews

A simple rice salad in a cafe inspired thoughts of adding Indian spices and chutney to this dish. To fire...

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Black Bean Rice Burgers

6 reviews

A salsa and sour cream sauce helps dress up these hearty vegetarian burgers. "My fiance, who's a confirmed meat-and-potatoes man,...


Brown Rice Chicken Salad

“This is a wonderful salad to serve for dinner,” writes Naomi Reed of McMinnville, Oregon. “Not only is it delicious,...


Brown Rice Apple Salad

When I want to serve a different type of salad, this is the recipe I frequently reach for. It meets...


Summer Rice Salad

3 reviews

Tangy dressing and flavorful ingredients make for a very tasty side dish that's a refreshing alternative to potato salad. People...


Curried Walnut Rice Salad

"As a busy wife and mother of eight, I'm always on th look out for tasty and nutritious recipes," shares...


Minty Rice Salad

When my garden is at its peak, I love to prepare this refreshing salad using my own tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes,...