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Grains Side Dish Recipes

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Kashi and Wild Rice Pilaf

Kashi and Wild Rice Pilaf

Kashi and Wild Rice Pilaf

Apples, fruit juices, currants and cranberries bring a refreshing tang to this pilaf. It’s my adaptation of a different recipe.

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa Tabbouleh

When my mom and sister developed several food allergies, we had to modify many recipes. I substituted quinoa for couscous in this tabouleh. Now we make it all the time! —Jennifer Klann, Corbett, Oregon

Lentil White Bean Pilaf

Lentil White Bean Pilaf

Lentil White Bean Pilaf

Vegetarians will be happy to see this hearty meatless grain pilaf on the holiday buffet table. I like to make this when I have extra cooked lentils, barley, quinoa and rice on hand. —Juli Meyers, Hinesville, Georgia
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Lemon Herb Quinoa

Lemon Herb Quinoa

Lemon Herb Quinoa

My family is turning to quinoa more and more these days. It's a super grain that's packed with protein and vitamins. Plus, it can be paired with any kind of main course.—Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California

Four-Cheese Garlic Grits

Four-Cheese Garlic Grits

Four-Cheese Garlic Grits

My grandmother used to make this for my grandfather, who was from the South. I adapted her recipe to make use of ingredients that are available in supermarkets today. —Robin Baskette, Lexington, Kentucky

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

Smoky Quinoa with Mushrooms

Smoky Quinoa with Mushrooms

Smoky Quinoa with Mushrooms

Add quinoa cooked with smoked paprika to your list of top sides. To warm the spinach leaves, quickly saute if desired. —Ellen Kanner, Miami, Florida

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
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