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Pressure-Cooker Stuffed Peppers

1 review

Here's a good-for-you dinner that's also a meal-in-one classic. Add a salad and, in just moments, call everyone to the table. —Michelle Gurnsey, Lincoln, Nebraska

Spinach White Bean Soup

5 reviews

After a busy day as a college nursing professor, I love to come home to this slow cooker white bean...


Veggie Rice Bowl

1 review

As Sherry Hulsman of Louisville, Kentucky will tell you, this yummy recipe makes a lot, so it’s great for a...


Lentil White Bean Pilaf

4 reviews

Vegetarians will be happy to see this hearty meatless grain pilaf on the holiday buffet table. I like to make...


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Creole Cornbread

9 reviews

Cornbread is a staple of Cajun and Creole cuisine. This version is an old favorite, and it really tastes wonderful....

Sweet Pepper Wild Rice Salad

Sherryl Ludlow of Rolla, Missouri sends a wild rice salad that's packed with health and fun flavors in every bite.


Microwave Broccoli and Rice

From Cleveland, Oklahoma, Shirley Tockey shares this speedy side dish that's sized right for two. Broccoli and instant rice made...

Three-Cheese Rice Lasagna

1 review

Fans of traditional lasagna are sure to be intrigued by this tasty twist—a rice-based version. Writes Gwen Cantwell from Sharon,...


Carrot Raisin Pilaf

"The raisins in this colorful rice pilaf add a touch of natural sweetness, while almonds add fun crunch," relates Lauretta...


Santa Fe Rice Salad

1 review

This warm rice and bean salad served with crunchy tortilla chips is sure to make any mealtime a fiesta! "My...


Slow-Cooked Stuffed Peppers

53 reviews

My favorite kitchen appliance is the slow cooker, and I use mine more than anyone else I know. It does...

Butternut Squash Risotto

6 reviews

Change up the flavor of risotto any time of year using in-season vegetables like butternut squash, spices and broths for...


Black Bean Stuffed Peppers

Mild Southwestern spices pep up this play on the classic meatless main dish. The colorful peppers and cheesy topping invite...


Butternut Coconut Curry

4 reviews

I love my slow cooker because it's so easy to make dinner with one! This flavorful curry was first created...


Artichoke Rice Salad

2 reviews

"A close friend shared this make-ahead recipe that starts with a packaged rice mix," notes Sonja Blow of Groveland, California....


Broccoli and Rice

1 review

A short list of ingredients helps keep the cost down for this quick-to-cook side dish from Betty Janway of Ruston,...

Mushroom Rice

4 reviews

"A co-worker shared the recipe for this tasty rice side dish more than 30 years ago, and I've been taking...


Parmesan Buttered Rice

2 reviews

Parmesan Buttered Rice is recommended by Rose Marie Dama of Waco, Texas. "The flavorful and simple topping gives rice a...


Green Chile Rice with Vegetables

I turned to a particular dish when I wanted to use peppers I grew in my garden. I promptly rewrote...


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Broccoli Rice Casserole

20 reviews

This hearty broccoli rice casserole is my usual choice to make for a potluck. With the green of the broccoli...


Vegetable Curried Rice

4 reviews

“I’ve served this rice recipe to family and guests often and always receive high praise,” writes Frances Easton from Warrenton,...


Easy Rice and Peas

1 review

Even folks who aren't fond of vegetables will gobble up this simple-to-prepare side dish. For even more color, toss in...


Curried Rice Salad

This is a refreshing alternative to potato salad. I rely on dishes like this often for open houses or entertaining...


Broccoli Blue Cheese Rice

This colorful veggie side will go nicely with a variety of entrees. And with just a hint of lemon, it's...

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Broccoli with Rice

7 reviews

This recipe takes advantage of cooked rice and convenient canned soup. And unlike most side dishes, there are not a...


Risotto-Stuffed Portobellos

2 reviews

“I invented this dish one night when I was having last-minute guests. I ran to a local farm stand for...


Chunky Vegetarian Chili

3 reviews

This robust chili teams rice, kidney and pinto beans, and a variety of colorful vegetables for a hearty meatless meal....


Spring Green Risotto

3 reviews

Once a week I create a new recipe for my blog, An Officer and a Vegan. I first made this...


Sesame Asparagus Risotto

Asparagus is one of my favorite ingredients to work into recipes. Turn this side into a main dish by adding...


Sweet Pepper Rice

This tasty, colorful side dish is a lovely complement to many entrees. The peppers and rice make a nice texture,...