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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.

Vegetable Barley Bake

Vegetable Barley Bake

Vegetable Barley Bake

Forget the potatoes and rice, and consider this change-of-pace dinner accompaniment from Shirley Doyle. The Mt. Prospect, Illinois reader relies on wholesome barley for the heart-smart dish that complements most any main course.

Lentil Rice Medley

Lentil Rice Medley

Lentil Rice Medley

With so many fresh ingredients, this medley pairs well with milder foods, such as chicken or fish, and can easily stand alone as a main dish. Writes Dee Fifer of Commerce City, Colorado, “This lentil recipe that I make often for my family and company is always enjoyed.”

Springtime Barley

Springtime Barley

Springtime Barley

While working as a sorority house mother, Sharon Helmick of Colfax, Washington occasionally filled in for the cook. “The girls really liked low-fat dishes like this attractive medley,” Sharon notes.
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Quinoa Squash Pilaf

Quinoa Squash Pilaf

Quinoa Squash Pilaf

“This is a wonderful recipe with different flavors and plenty of good-for-you ingredients,” Annette Spiegler promises from Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers

Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers

Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers

“These peppers stuffed with quinoa taste yummy,” Anna Engle proclaims from Streetsboro, Ohio. “My family and I enjoy them regularly, and I always look forward to leftovers.”

Multigrain Pilaf

Multigrain Pilaf

Multigrain Pilaf

Packed with rice, lentils and barley, this filling side dish has a rich, nutty taste and texture. Lillian Zurock serves it often on her grain farm in Spirit River, Alberta.

Creamy Cheesy Grits

Creamy Cheesy Grits

Creamy Cheesy Grits

Rich and creamy these grits make a great side dish for a Southern-style meal. I make these at my annual Kentucky Derby party.—Kristin Arnett, Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Tabouli Primavera

Tabouli Primavera

Tabouli Primavera

Tabouli is a Middle Eastern vegetarian salad, primarily made with bulgur, lemon juice, tomato and herbs. This version is delicious! —Kristin Arnett, Elkhorn, Wisconsin

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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