A flavorful, satisfying salad that combines spinach, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, quinoa and feta cheese with a Greek-style dressing flavored with lemon juice and oregano.
A spring-inspired risotto made with arborio rice, pancetta, shallots, peas, scallions and white wine.
A little chopped pineapple, sautéed shallot, a dash of fish or soy sauce and fresh scallions are all that's needed to add a giant flavor boost to plain white or jasmine rice.
A combination of wild rice, white rice and roasted chestnuts flavored with orange, honey and thyme makes a nice side dish for roasted meats and poultry.
Brown rice flavored with ginger and sesame is stir-fried with red onion, red bell pepper, pineapple and a little bacon for a side dish with some Polynesian flair.
Polenta makes a tasty and intriguing substitute for pasta and can be served with a variety of sauced entrees.