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Grains Side Dish Recipes

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Parsley Tabbouleh

Parsley Tabbouleh

Parsley Tabbouleh

“This dish is so good and good for you that I have a special place in my flower garden for mint and parsley plants,” notes Marion Cosgrove of Fergus Falls, Minnesota. “It’s best after it’s chilled overnight.” —Marion Cosgrove, Kearney, Nebraska

Go for the Grains Casserole

Go for the Grains Casserole

Go for the Grains Casserole

“This casserole is hearty and delicious. A friend of mine gave me the recipe when I was compiling healthier recipes.” This colorful medley has 'good-for-you' written all over it. Melanie Blair - Warsaw, Indiana

Quinoa with Peas and Onion

Quinoa with Peas and Onion

Quinoa with Peas and Onion

“I make this a lot for my son, who’s a picky eater. He loves it!” Lori Panarella — Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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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

Barley Risotto

Barley Risotto

Barley Risotto

Low in fat, but high in fiber, this delicious dish from our Test Kitchen puts a twist on typical risotto. With its nutty undertones, barley provides the perfect backdrop for lemon and parsley.

Vegetable and Barley Pilaf

Vegetable and Barley Pilaf

Vegetable and Barley Pilaf

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

Barley Pilaf with Bacon

Barley Pilaf with Bacon

Barley Pilaf with Bacon

“This is a tried-and-true recipe from my days working in an oat-and-barley flour mill,” says Lili Hill of Athens, Georgia. Chicken broth, onions and bacon lend wonderful flavor to the fiber-rich grain.

Lemon Couscous with Broccoli

Lemon Couscous with Broccoli

Lemon Couscous with Broccoli

I combined two recipes to create this side with broccoli and pasta. The splash of lemon adds nice flavor. Instead of toasted almonds, you could also sprinkle servings with grated Parmesan cheese. —Beth Dauenhauer, Pueblo, CO

Mushroom Rice Medley

Mushroom Rice Medley

Mushroom Rice Medley

We would never hear the end of it if we failed to have my grandmother’s mushroom rice dish on the table for any family gathering. It’s the one dish my dad requests most often.

Barley and Mushrooms

Barley and Mushrooms

Barley and Mushrooms

I serve this with baked chicken, particularly when we want a change from rice dishes.—Carol Funk, Richard, Saskatchewan

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
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