Preparing the iconic Persian rice chelo involves a time-honored cooking method that produces unforgettable flavor. This adaptation incorporates basmati rice and grapeseed oil and uses turmeric instead of saffron.
The classic Greek dish Kotopoulo Yiouvetsi gets a modern twist with whole-wheat orzo, canned tomatoes and feta instead of kefalotyri cheese. SERVINGS: 6 SERVING SIZE: 1 thigh and 1 cup orzo and sauce (310 grams)
Inspired by Greek baked eggplant and cheese, this lighter version features grilled eggplant slices topped with a fresh tomato, olive and feta salad. SERVINGS: 5 SERVING SIZE: 2 slices eggplant plus ¼ cup topping (140
Dried lima beans are an accessible alternative to gigantes beans. A programmable pressure cooker saves time when making this plant-based dish. SERVINGS: 5 SERVING SIZE: ½ cup beans and 2 tablespoons sauce (160 grams) PREP
Reducing the amount of bacon and replacing ham bone with chicken broth allows Southern flavors to shine through while reducing sodium and saturated fat. SERVINGS: 6 SERVING SIZE: 1 cup (170 grams) PREP TIME: 15
Thinly sliced collard greens and black-eyed peas are lightly sautéed and tossed with a simple shallot vinaigrette for a satisfying side dish. SERVINGS: 4 SERVING SIZE: 1 cup (100 grams) PREP TIME: 15 minutes COOKING