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Grains Side Dish Recipes

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Confetti Barley Pilaf

Confetti Barley Pilaf

Confetti Barley Pilaf

This pilaf is both colorful and tasty," says Kris Erickson from Everett, Washington. "The slightly chewy texture of the barley, the tender vegetables and lively spices make it special enough for company. I love to cook and experiment in the kitchen—especially with grains and veggies."

Vegetable Barley Bake

Vegetable Barley Bake

Vegetable Barley Bake

Forget the potatoes and rice, and consider this change-of-pace dinner accompaniment from Shirley Doyle. The Mt. Prospect, Illinois reader relies on wholesome barley for the heart-smart dish that complements most any main course.

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
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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 salted pumpkin seeds add a fun crunch. —Debi George, Mansfield, Texas

Lentil Rice Medley

Lentil Rice Medley

Lentil Rice Medley

With so many fresh ingredients, this medley pairs well with milder foods, such as chicken or fish, and can easily stand alone as a main dish. Writes Dee Fifer of Commerce City, Colorado, “This lentil recipe that I make often for my family and company is always enjoyed.”

Carrot Raisin Couscous

Carrot Raisin Couscous

Carrot Raisin Couscous

The addition of golden raisins adds a slightly sweet flavor to this unique side dish featuring both couscous and carrots.—Jordan Sucher, Brooklyn, New York

Quinoa Vegetable Pilaf

Quinoa Vegetable Pilaf

Quinoa Vegetable Pilaf

If you've never tried quinoa, this colorful side dish makes a great introduction. The combination is wonderful. —Jill Heatwole, Pittsville, Maryland

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."

Three-Grain Pilaf

Three-Grain Pilaf

Three-Grain Pilaf

This an old family recipe that everyone still looks forward to. The satisfying combination of brown rice, pearl barley and bulgur makes this tasty side dish special enough for company. -Mary Knudson of Bermuda Dunes, California

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

Barley and Corn Casserole

Barley and Corn Casserole

Barley and Corn Casserole

This hearty colorful casserole goes well with pork, chicken or fish. For convenience, it can be made ahead and refrigerated before serving.—Diane Molberg, Emerald Park, Saskatchewan
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