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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.

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."
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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

Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh

This cool refreshing salad is perfect to serve in warm weather. Bulgur blends deliciously with parsley, mint, tomatoes, onions and lemon juice. "My brother brought this great grain dish to a family gathering," explains Wanda Watson of Irving, Texas. "I loved the taste and texture so much, I had to have his recipe.

Barley and Rice Pilaf

Barley and Rice Pilaf

Barley and Rice Pilaf

If you're tired of potatoes, try this quick-and-easy pilaf for a change of taste. "I put it together while trying to use up left-over rice," writes Marilyn Bazant of Albuquerque, New Mexico. "I've experimented with many variations, such as adding broccoli florets and asparagus."

Barley Bake

Barley Bake

Barley Bake

This is a delicious change of pace from potato casseroles. Slivered almonds give it a nice crunch.—Lamar Lyons Parker, Peoria, Illinois
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