Lentils and Rice
Lentils are both flavorful and filling. These lentil-and-rice recipes bring a hearty healthfulness to the table.
Loaded with flavor, this rice and lentil recipe makes a satisfying side dish accompaniment to grilled meats.
Apples lend sweetness to this healthy chicken curry dinner that includes heart-healthy lentils and spinach.
A refreshingly zippy mustard dressing perks up this low-fat meatless main-dish salad.
Lentils, traditionally relegated to side dish duty, become a full-fledged meal when mixed with bulgur, vegetables and feta cheese.
Lentils, rice, vegetables, and a little feta cheese make this healthy side dish a flavorful addition to most any main course.
Round lentils are token culinary coins representing good fortune across Europe and the Middle East. Together with precious spices, apricots, and greens, this salad is sure to bring a fruitful future.
Light Italian dressing coats the vegetables and lentils in this easy spinach side salad. You could also enjoy this as a light lunch.
This quick, low-fat salmon recipe is topped with spicy yogurt sauce and served over high-fiber lentil pilaf.
When you thumb through cookbooks or surf the net looking for instructions on how to cook wild rice, you may be surprised to find out that wild rice isn't a rice at all, but instead a nutritious grain. In fact, it's the only cereal grain that's native to North America.
No more boil-and-eat packets: Knowing how to prepare Mexican rice from scratch requires a few added steps but pays off with more flavor and far less sodium. Mexican rice (also known as Spanish rice in the U.S., though it's not at all native to Spain) is a popular side dish, often served alongside refried beans, at Mexican-American restaurants.
Knowing how to make a chicken and rice casserole ensures you can always serve up one of the most universally beloved comfort foods. Nearly everyone's grandmother had her own version of this dish, and the beauty of it is that you can fall back on whatever ingredients you happen to have handy, for endless variations. There’s no one "right" recipe.
If you have childhood memories of learning how to make rice crispy treats in the kitchen with your mom, you're not alone. Rice crispy treats date back to 1939 when Mildred Day, then an employee of the Kellogg's company, first concocted the delectable snacks for a bake sale to raise funds for the Campfire Girls. The recipe appeared on the Kellogg's Rice Krispies® box in 1941 and has been an American favorite ever since. These days, you can even buy them pre-packaged and ready to eat, but what fun would that be? Making rice crispy treats yourself is nearly as satisfying as eating them.
Spanish rice, ironically, is not a Spanish at all -- it originated in Mexico (and is sometimes referred to as Mexican rice). Spanish conquistadors introduced rice to Mexico in the 1500s, hence the name; it soon took on a life of its own, evolving into an economical "peasant" dish that turned bits of leftovers into a full meal. So we can thank Mexican chefs for the popularity of this deliciously versatile dish that has become an American favorite.
When it comes to Mexican cooking, tacos, burritos, enchiladas and other main courses tend to take center stage, in your mind and on the table. But to truly complete a Tex-Mex feast, you should learn how to make Mexican rice...without reaching for a boxed mix or heat-and-serve pouch.
Since couscous is an ingredient better known in international cuisine than American, some people think of it as "exotic" and shy away from learning how to cook couscous. But this granular pasta with North African roots could hardly be more basic. And it's a cinch to prepare: The fast-cooking variety needs only as long as it takes to soak up boiled water or hot broth -- just a few moments, and it's done.