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Grains Side Dish Recipes

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Hearty, colorful, easy and fast were the reviews we gave this good-for-you dish. Barley has a healthy amount of soluble fiber, which aids digestion. And it can help to lower cholesterol, too! You can easily substitute other fresh veggies you have on hand. —Jesse Klausmeier, Burbank, California
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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.

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!

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
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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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Bruschetta Polenta

Bruschetta Polenta

Bruschetta Polenta

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

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!
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