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Grains Side Dish Recipes

Looking for grains side dish recipes? Find delicious grains side dish recipes including whole grain side dishes and many more grains side dish recipes.

Toasted Muesli

Toasted Muesli

Toasted Muesli

"Here's a healthy start to the day that can be made ahead, then the crisp mixture can be eaten quickly on the way to work or school," notes Jennifer Wilson, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Three-Grain Pilaf

Three-Grain Pilaf

Three-Grain Pilaf

This an old family recipe that everyone still looks forward to. The satisfying combination of brown rice, pearl barley and bulgur makes this tasty side dish special enough for company. -Mary Knudson of Bermuda Dunes, California

Cheesy Garlic Grits

Cheesy Garlic Grits

Cheesy Garlic Grits

This recipe is the perfect side dish for brunch. The grits are so smooth and creamy and have so much flavor from the cheese and garlic.—Rose Tuttle, Oviedo, Florida
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Spicy Beans 'n' Rice

Spicy Beans 'n' Rice

Spicy Beans 'n' Rice

Savory Cajun flavor zips up this quick skillet dish that's loaded with beans, tomatoes, rice and seasonings. "It's delicious served with corn bread muffins," notes Ranae Jones from Fort Rucker, Alabama.

Millet-Stuffed Red Peppers

Millet-Stuffed Red Peppers

Millet-Stuffed Red Peppers

Tired of tuna-filled tomatoes and stuffed green peppers? Try the vibrant alternative sent in by Kitty Jones of Chicago, Illinois. The out-of-the-ordinary filling is made with millet.

Great Grain Pilaf

Great Grain Pilaf

Great Grain Pilaf

Bored with boiled rice? Try this fun pilaf from Joyce Graves of Sterling Heights, Michigan. "This pilaf is mild tasting and a great way to include fiber in your diet," writes Joyce. "Because I like experimenting with different grains, I buy at a bulk food store. Being able to purchase just the amount you need for a recipe is a real advantage."

Bulgur with Pine Nuts

Bulgur with Pine Nuts

Bulgur with Pine Nuts

Bulgur wheat is a light nutty grain and can be found in the natural food section of your local grocery store.

Curried Barley with Raisins

Curried Barley with Raisins

Curried Barley with Raisins

Besides being frugal, this side dish from our test kitchen is fast. That's because it calls for quick-cooking barley, which only takes 10-12 minutes to prepare.

Barley Casserole

Barley Casserole

Barley Casserole

"Growing up on a farm, I was used to eating good wholesome food, including a variety of barley dishes," informs Alice Kaluzy of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. "This casserole was my first attempt at cooking with barley, The results were as yummy and comforting as I'd remembered."

Mushroom Barley Bake

Mushroom Barley Bake

Mushroom Barley Bake

The first time I tasted this barley bake was when my daughter, a busy nurse, mother and farm wife, made it one night. Its tempting flavor prompted the whole family to ask for seconds.

Vegetarian Cabbage Rolls

Vegetarian Cabbage Rolls

Vegetarian Cabbage Rolls

This marvelous meatless entree comes from my 89-year-old grandmother, who cooks a lot with grains, particularly bulgur. The zucchini's a fun change of pace in these cabbage rolls. —Michelle Dougherty of Lewiston, Idaho
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