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Grains Side Dish Recipes

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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.

Vegetable Quinoa

Vegetable Quinoa

Vegetable Quinoa

“My family really enjoys this hearty dish,” writes Kate Selner from her home in Lino Lakes, Minnesota. “It makes a delicious side with grilled chicken or a filling main course when served with a salad or extra vegetable.”

Basil Polenta with Beans 'n' Peppers

Basil Polenta with Beans 'n' Peppers

Basil Polenta with Beans 'n' Peppers

Basil livens up polenta and beans in this colorful, meatless supper from Kimberly Hammond, Kingwood, Texas. Add a salad and fresh fruit to complete the nice, light meal.
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Spiced Polenta Steak Fries

Spiced Polenta Steak Fries

Spiced Polenta Steak Fries

Adults and kids alike will delight in these healthy steak-fry-stand-ins with a subtly crisp and spicy exterior and a creamy, sweet interior. They were created by our Test Kitchen.

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.

Rice-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Rice-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Rice-Stuffed Acorn Squash

We often make this side dish in the fall, after harvesting fresh squash from our garden. A hint of Asian flavor offers a different, unexpected accent. I especially enjoy the pleasant flavor combination of mozzarella and ginger. —Lydia Garcia, Gouldsboro, Maine

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Vegetable Barley

Vegetable Barley

Vegetable Barley

Says Ellen Govertsen of Wheaton, Illinois: “This hearty side dish has colorful green snow peas, red pepper and just a hint of lemon to give it a fresh springtime taste. It can be served either warm or cool.”

So-Good Pilaf

So-Good Pilaf

So-Good Pilaf

Packed with good-for-you grains, this hearty side dish certainly sticks to your ribs. Carrots, parsley and spinach give it great color, while almonds add a delightful crunch. Linda Niceswanger - Cols, Ohio

Multigrain & Veggie Side Dish

Multigrain & Veggie Side Dish

Multigrain & Veggie Side Dish

“Packed with all the good things we're supposed to eat, this dish is delicious and so nice in appearance. It's fun to make, too.” Most of the 6 g of fiber in this healthy side come from spinach, pinto beans and barley. Marian Platt - Sequim, Washington

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.

Mexicorn Grits

Mexicorn Grits

Mexicorn Grits

I grew up on grits and have fixed them various ways. I decided to put a new twist on them with this recipe, and my husband says it's a keeper. Even the leftovers are good.—Barbara Moorhead, Gaffney, South Carolina
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