Quick and easy grains recipes with 500 or fewer calories

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Black Bean and Tomato Quinoa

Black Bean and Tomato Quinoa

This is a delicious quinoa recipe that we served with our garlic lime grilled pork chops. This is flavorful enough that you'll want to serve it…

Nancy Miyasaki
Sep 2011
Intermediate
5 votes
720 views
Garlic Rice

Garlic Rice

This is a very simple side dish that goes really well with any sort of grilled fish or meat. My wife is asian american and we eat rice 4-5 nights a…

John Spottiswood
Apr 2008
Advanced
4 votes
6434 views
Tabbouleh Salad

Tabbouleh Salad

A refreshing, low calorie, garlicky, tasty bulgur salad.

Mitch
Apr 2011
Intermediate
2 votes
313 views
Quinoa with Fresh Corn and Mint

Quinoa with Fresh Corn and Mint

This is a great quinoa dish to serve alongside fish or chicken. I have grown to love quinoa, and it is perfect for this dish. But this would also…

John Spottiswood
Sep 2011
Advanced
2 votes
329 views
Quinoa Salad with Black Beans

Quinoa Salad with Black Beans

I used to make this salad with pasta but decided to substitute quinoa and it was great. Cutting the veggies very tiny allows the taste of all of…

Marianne Richards Castiglia
Aug 2010
Intermediate
2 votes
430 views
Cranberry Couscous

Cranberry Couscous

love couscous and thought this recipe would be so tasty, and a new and different side dish for my Thanksgiving meal. The tangy sweetness of the…

Carolinaheartstrings
Nov 2011
Intermediate
2 votes
98 views
Couscous Medley

Couscous Medley

Vegetarian side-dish or vegetarian potluck dish; good for picnics as well. For dinner, serve with shish kebab, or barbecued lamb or roast chicken

Vivien
Apr 2011
Intermediate
1 vote
283 views
Polenta Squares w/Sherry Mushroom Sauce

Polenta Squares w/Sherry Mushroom Sauce

Although I always ate Polenta growing up, I have just recently been making it for my family. I am really…

Dana Salvo
Mar 2011
Advanced
1 vote
796 views
Bulgur Pilaf

Bulgur Pilaf

Faster and easier to cook than rice, bulgur is a grain to consider for making pilaf. High in fiber and low in fat makes this side dish a healthful…

Salad Foodie
Jun 2012
Professional
1 vote
454 views
Couscous with olives

Couscous with olives

Light, easy to prepare and delicious side dish. Serve with meat or fish.

Easy Cook - Laka kuharica
Oct 2012
Intermediate
1 vote
150 views
Pineapple Rice with Green Soybeans

Pineapple Rice with Green Soybeans

This colorful rice side or vegetarian entrée is a healthy and novel departure from same-old, same-old steamed…

Salad Foodie
Dec 2013
Professional
1 vote
945 views