NEW YORK (PIX11) – The world’s second most popular grain has left many people ready to throw in the towel – from rinsing it to cooking it and even taking on the seemingly impossible task of salvaging the hardened leftover rice in the back of your fridge.

Award-winning author and acclaimed chef JJ Johnson, who wrote “The Simple Art of Rice: Recipes from Around the World for the Heart and Your Table,” shares quick recipes to transform a weeknight dinner into a delicious feast.

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