rice & grain recipes

Find 8 recipes for flavorful side dishes made with rice, wild rice, quinoa, farro, polenta and more.

Greek Spinach and Quinoa Salad Greek Spinach and Quinoa Salad

Greek Spinach and Quinoa Salad

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.

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Roasted Beet Risotto Roasted Beet Risotto

Roasted Beet Risotto

Roasted red beets, a bit of balsamic vinegar and fresh orange zest lend a wonderful blend of earthy flavors to this classic risotto recipe.

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Orange-Spiced Carrots and Quinoa Orange-Spiced Carrots and Quinoa

Orange-Spiced Carrots and Quinoa

Fresh carrots simmered in orange juice and flavored with marmalade, English mustard and turmeric combine with quinoa to make a healthy, hearty side dish to serve with chicken, fish or pork.

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Risotto Primavera Risotto Primavera

Risotto Primavera

A spring-inspired risotto made with arborio rice, pancetta, shallots, peas, scallions and white wine.

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Pineapple Rice Pineapple Rice

Pineapple Rice

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.

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Orange Scented Wild Rice and Chestnuts Orange Scented Wild Rice and Chestnuts

Orange Scented Wild Rice and Chestnuts

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.

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Polynesian-Style Fried Brown Rice Polynesian-Style Fried Brown Rice

Polynesian-Style Fried Brown Rice

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.

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Creamy, Cheesy Polenta Creamy, Cheesy Polenta

Creamy, Cheesy Polenta

Polenta makes a tasty and intriguing substitute for pasta and can be served with a variety of sauced entrees.

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