Collection by Carol

Chuck's Favorite Mac and Cheese

Rating: 4.5 stars 3502
Easily doubled for a potluck, cottage cheese and sour cream are the unique elements to this macaroni and cheese recipe.

Instant Pot® Lime-Cilantro Rice

Rating: 4 stars 8
This tangy rice is quick, easy, and full of fresh, delicious flavor. Add it to a burrito, taco salad, Mexican burrito bowl, pair it with any of your favorite Mexican entrees, or just enjoy as a side dish. Perfect choice for a Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Exotic Indian Tangy Rice

Rating: 4 stars 9
This rice is a little sour and tangy, very traditional south Indian food. It is easy to make and one of my favorites. I hope you would enjoy it too. All the best.

Lentil Salad with a Persian Twist

Rating: 4.5 stars 26
A refreshing salad made with diced vegetables and lentils, perfect for a side dish or on its own. To add more freshness, add chopped mint to the salad.

Black Beans and Rice

Rating: 4.5 stars 1288
Quick stovetop black beans and rice with canned beans, onions, and cumin.

Beef Barley Vegetable Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 1398
Slow-cooked chuck roast simmered with barley and vegetables in beef broth.

Spicy Tuna Rice Bowl

Rating: 4.5 stars 59
This dish strikes a perfect balance between protein, starch, and flavor.

Hoppin' Juan

Rating: 5 stars 8
My grandma always made Hoppin' John on New Year's Day when I was growing up in Virginia. I now live in New Mexico and decided to put a hot Southwestern spin on the recipe this year, hence the name. It's simple and tasty, and has some heat. I only added two jalapenos, but you could add more if you like it hotter. If you don't like hot food, you might want to eliminate the jalapenos completely. My husband and I both loved it.

Lentils and Rice with Fried Onions (Mujadarrah)

Rating: 4.5 stars 788
This may sound like a plain recipe, but believe me, it's wonderful! It is an easy-to-make Middle Eastern comfort food that combines lentils, rice and delicious fried onions. The yogurt really gives it a super flavor!

Almond Wild Rice

Rating: 4.5 stars 37
Made with both brown rice and wild rice, this pilaf has a hint of fruity sweetness, thanks to the addition of dried cranberries.

Lubia Polo (Green Bean Rice)

Rating: 4 stars 45
Lubia polo is a one-pot Persian dish with rice, ground beef, green beans, tomato sauce, and curry spices. You will need a nonstick pan so you can invert the dish onto a serving platter and preserve its crisp rice crust.

Lemon Lentil Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
The original Greek recipe is rich, lemony, and satisfying but so is this version with fresh lemons, cashew cream, and hearty red lentils.