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Grains Side Dish Recipes

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Grits were a breakfast staple when I was growing up. Even today, we still have them about three times a week. The trick with grits is the more you whisk, the creamier they'll be. —Melissa Pelkey Hass, Waleska, Georgia
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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

Bruschetta Polenta

Bruschetta Polenta

Bruschetta Polenta

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

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.
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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.

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

Jasmine Rice & Quinoa Pilaf

Jasmine Rice & Quinoa Pilaf

Jasmine Rice & Quinoa Pilaf

Light and fluffy, this blend of rice and quinoa has a fun texture, and carrots, onion and broccoli give it pops of flavor. —Jill Heatwole, Pittsville, Maryland

Confetti Quinoa

Confetti Quinoa

Confetti Quinoa

If you've never tried quinoa, start with my easy side, brimming with colorful veggies. I serve it with orange-glazed chicken. —Kim Ciepluch, Kenosha, Wisconsin

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.

Spring Onion Pimiento Cheese Grits

Spring Onion Pimiento Cheese Grits

Spring Onion Pimiento Cheese Grits

Grits were a breakfast staple when I was growing up. Even today, we still have them about three times a week. The trick with grits is the more you whisk, the creamier they'll be. —Melissa Pelkey Hass, Waleska, Georgia

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.

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.
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