I have a total of about 17 people, adults, and teens, coming for two meals, 8 people for the first and 11 for the second. 4 lb. long-grain brown rice in the pantry. I usually make a simple pilaf. Mains are 1) braised veal roast and 2) roast chickens; side is Moroccan carrots. Starters are chicken soup for one meal and salad for the other. Brownies, coconut cream and berries for dessert.