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Grains Side Dish Recipes

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“I make this a lot for my son, who’s a picky eater. He loves it!” Lori Panarella — Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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Chickpea Cauliflower Curry

Chickpea Cauliflower Curry

Chickpea Cauliflower Curry

I like to serve this colorful vegetable and rice side dish when I'm hosting a buffet luncheon.

Nutty Barley Bake

Nutty Barley Bake

Nutty Barley Bake

When I started bringing this distinctive dish to holiday dinners, a lot of people had never seen barley in anything but soup. They have since dubbed me "the barley lady", and now I wouldn't dare bring anything this dish. Even if I double the recipe, I come home with an empty pan. -Renate Crump, Los Angeles, California

Bruschetta Polenta

Bruschetta Polenta

Bruschetta Polenta

Prepared polenta can be found in the Italian, ethnic section or refrigerated section of your grocery store.
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Lemon Date Couscous

Lemon Date Couscous

Lemon Date Couscous

Couscous is a great carrier for bold flavors and cooks so quickly. It makes a wonderful accompaniment to many main dishes. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California

Parmesan Garlic Bread

Parmesan Garlic Bread

Parmesan Garlic Bread

Dress up ordinary French bread by topping it with butter, Parmesan cheese and seasonings. It's a quick side dish that will complement the beef stew or most any meal. But don't expect leftovers...your family will have a hard time stopping at just one slice!

Grits Casserole

Grits Casserole

Grits Casserole

Grits is a main ingredient for many Southern meals. I've had this recipe for years and never grow tired of it. It's especially good to serve on a lazy weekend, since leftover portions are very tasty served cold.

Garlic Cheese Grits

Garlic Cheese Grits

Garlic Cheese Grits

My dad prepared this family favorite every Christmas morning. Grits are a true Southern specialty. The garlic and cheese add a tasty touch.

Fried Sausage Grits

Fried Sausage Grits

Fried Sausage Grits

My mother used to make a version of this recipe using hominy and salmon. One day I substituted sausage and grits and decided I liked it better than the original.

Sage Polenta

Sage Polenta

Sage Polenta

Bits of sweet red pepper peek through these pretty polenta squares that have a slightly sweet corn flavor and are generously seasoned with sage. Serve this traditional ethnic side dish with Italian entrees...or even Southwestern fare, suggests our Test Kitchen staff.

Mushroom Barley Casserole

Mushroom Barley Casserole

Mushroom Barley Casserole

A dear friend shared this recipe with me years ago. My family enjoys it with meat dishes as a substitute for potatoes. It’s great to take to a potluck for a dish to pass, but be prepared to also pass along the recipe!
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