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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.

Onion Barley Casserole

Onion Barley Casserole

Onion Barley Casserole

MY HUSBAND and I grew up on plain hearty foods, and we both learned early on that simple food, well prepared, maintains good health. I always felt I was giving my family the best when I prepared this dish. They loved the nutty flavor and chewy texture of the barley, and it was a delicious departure from rice as a side dish.—Elaine Kremenak Grants Pass, Oregon

Broccoli Barley Saute

Broccoli Barley Saute

Broccoli Barley Saute

Here's a fun way to "spice up" your skillet suppers! Barley is a nice change of pace from rice, and the veggies and peanuts add a fun and festive crunch.

Roasted Corn and Garlic Rice

Roasted Corn and Garlic Rice

Roasted Corn and Garlic Rice

"I usually roast quite a few ears of corn when they are on sale and freeze what I don't use at that time," writes Marilyn Rodriguez of Fairbanks, Alaska. "This is a wonderful side dish to go with a fish fry, barbecue or almost any summer meal. It's a constant at my house."
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Triple-Grain Pilaf

Triple-Grain Pilaf

Triple-Grain Pilaf

Looking for a side dish with a pleasant nutty flavor? Our Test Kitchen came up with this easy pilaf recipe that's a perfect mild accompaniment to poultry, beef or fish. The combination of rice, bulgur and barley gives it a nice blend of textures.

Fried Cornmeal Mush

Fried Cornmeal Mush

Fried Cornmeal Mush

I've been eating cornmeal mush ever since I was a little girl. Now it's become popular with my family. I especially love this version because the batter is made ahead of time and fried the next morning.

Golden Country Grits

Golden Country Grits

Golden Country Grits

Although I was born and raised in the South, I never really cared for this truly Southern dish, but one day I was poring over my mother's collection of recipes, saw this and decided to give it a try. I've been a grits lover ever since.

Apricot Barley Casserole

Apricot Barley Casserole

Apricot Barley Casserole

It doesn't take long to put together this pretty side dish dotted with dried apricots and golden raisins. Then just pop it into the oven and enjoy the aroma! Diane Swink of Signal Mountain, Tennessee writes, "My mother was a farm girl who helped feed the threshers during harvesttime. They always asked for seconds of this."

Mediterranean Couscous

Mediterranean Couscous

Mediterranean Couscous

With garlic, tomatoes and Parmesan cheese, it's a great side dish for just about any entrée. “It relies on a boxed item to get started; then it's just a matter of adding a few ingredients,” says Elizabeth Tomlinson of Morgantown, West Virginia

Quinoa Pilaf

Quinoa Pilaf

Quinoa Pilaf

I created this recipe after tasting quinoa at a local restaurant. I really enjoy rice pilaf, but I don’t usually have time to make it. This quick-cooking side is a tasty alternative. –Sonya Fox of Peyton, Colorado

Vegetable Barley Saute

Vegetable Barley Saute

Vegetable Barley Saute

This wonderful side dish can easily be turned into a hearty entree by adding cooked chicken.

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
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