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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.

Orange-Pistachio Quinoa Salad

Orange-Pistachio Quinoa Salad

Orange-Pistachio Quinoa Salad

Add this fresh and healthy salad recipe to your holiday spread. It's citrus and nutty taste is simply delicious.

Veggie-Topped Polenta Slices

Veggie-Topped Polenta Slices

Veggie-Topped Polenta Slices

This amazing side dish recipe came from a stroke of genius when I didn't have many ingredients on hand. —Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California

Kasha Varnishkes

Kasha Varnishkes

Kasha Varnishkes

This is one of the great Jewish comfort foods. It’s easy to put together, and leftovers make a surprisingly delicious breakfast. Find kasha with other grains or in the kosher foods section. —Joanne Weintraub, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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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

Rice and Barley Pilaf

Rice and Barley Pilaf

Rice and Barley Pilaf

With a trio of whole grains, wild and brown rice and barley, this is packed with nutrition. Add half-and-half and Parmesan cheese, and you’ve got one satisfying side! Barb Templin — Norwood, Minnesota

Crispy Seasoned Polenta Squares

Crispy Seasoned Polenta Squares

Crispy Seasoned Polenta Squares

Crisp polenta squares make a delightful side for a variety of main dishes. Sun-dried tomatoes and just the right amount of seasoning make them seem special...a dollop of sour cream adds the finishing touch! Shelly Fisher - Hermiston, Oregon

Asian Quinoa

Asian Quinoa

Asian Quinoa

I love to cook and come up with new recipes. I serve this dish at least once a month and sometimes more. For a different twist, I'll occasionally add a scrambled egg or use soy sauce instead of the rice vinegar. —Sonya Labbe, Santa Monica, California

Shrimp & Grits

Shrimp & Grits

Shrimp & Grits

"We often serve this Carolina Low Country favorite at our family's restaurant, Fresh House, in Albermarle, North Carolina," says Robin Hinson. "I've scaled our jumbo-sized version of the recipe down to feed a family."

Creamy Pumpkin Polenta

Creamy Pumpkin Polenta

Creamy Pumpkin Polenta

"Sometimes I like to hollow out a pumpkin and serve this creamy, hearty polenta inside it." The crunchy cookies create great texture and sweetness. —Debi George, Mansfield, Texas

Grilled Polenta with Mushroom Sauce

Grilled Polenta with Mushroom Sauce

Grilled Polenta with Mushroom Sauce

The Eagle Cap wilderness is a beautiful area in the nearby Wallowa Mountains where wild mushrooms are abundant in spring. Guests enjoy the distinctive flavors of the homemade sauce infused with Marsala wine and served over grilled polenta.

Apple & Sausage Wild Rice

Apple & Sausage Wild  Rice

Apple & Sausage Wild Rice

Chunks of apples and summer sausage bring a delicious, sweet-and-savory contrast to wild rice. My husband absolutely loves it, and the prep work takes only 15 minutes.—Rebecca McIntire, Manitou Springs, Colorado
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