Kid friendly vegetarian side dishes recipes

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Brussel Sprouts Sauteed in Garlic & Olive Oil

Brussel Sprouts Sauteed in Garlic & Olive Oil

This is a simple, tasty side dish to add to your menu. I've adapted it from Marcella Hazan's recipes for other…

John Spottiswood
Feb 2008
Advanced
23 votes
32619 views
Stir-Fried Broccoli with Chili-Garlic Sauce

Stir-Fried Broccoli with Chili-Garlic Sauce

My father-in-law has become an amazing cook, and he made this as part of our Easter lunch this year with the…

John Spottiswood
Apr 2010
Advanced
17 votes
8911 views
Red beans and rice

Red beans and rice

I've adapted this recipe from a number that I have used in the past. You can deviate from this and it is still delicious! Normally, I serve this…

John Spottiswood
Sep 2008
Advanced
46 votes
49989 views
Simple Cuban Black Beans & Rice in a Rice Cooker

Simple Cuban Black Beans & Rice in a Rice Cooker

I've loved cuban black beans and rice ever since I lived in Weehawken, New Jersey and ate at the Unica Cafe.…

John Spottiswood
Apr 2013
Advanced
4 votes
4911 views
Easy Pan Fried Tomatoes

Easy Pan Fried Tomatoes

This recipe is incredibly easy and really tasty. We're healthy eaters, so frying tomatoes isn't the first thing that comes to mind. But you have…

Nancy Miyasaki
Sep 2009
Intermediate
11 votes
6793 views
Roasted Potatoes, Carrots, and Onions

Roasted Potatoes, Carrots, and Onions

This is a great side dish for roast beef, pork, or lamb. It would also be great with any grilled meat. The…

John Spottiswood
Jan 2012
Advanced
14 votes
4606 views
Green Lentil "Moong" Curry

Green Lentil "Moong" Curry

I've made this with green lentils and also with a mix of brown and yellow lentils. It doesn't really matter. They all taste awesome! Healthy and…

John Spottiswood
Mar 2010
Advanced
7 votes
2025 views
Japanese Spinach Salad, Ohitashi

Japanese Spinach Salad, Ohitashi

This is a delicious way to consume large quantities of one of the healthiest foods on the planet...spinach! I…

John Spottiswood
Dec 2008
Advanced
2 votes
7223 views
Lentils, rice and fried onions (Mujadarrah)

Lentils, rice and fried onions (Mujadarrah)

This is a tasty and healthy side dish that goes well with just about anything. It's filling without being too…

Nancy Miyasaki
Mar 2010
Intermediate
13 votes
3605 views
Roasted Broccoli

Roasted Broccoli

This roasted broccoli recipe, adapted from the Barefoot Contessa, is really wonderful. It has a lot of flavor. We served it with a mild pasta, and…

John Spottiswood
Jan 2011
Advanced
25 votes
5909 views
Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice

I was looking for an improved Mexican Rice recipe, so I adapted this one from the America's Test Kitchen cookbook. I used many of the same…

John Spottiswood
Jan 2013
Advanced
5 votes
2006 views
Basmati Rice with Herbs

Basmati Rice with Herbs

This is an excellent, flavorful side dish that goes really well with fish, shrimp, or chicken. It's like a mild version of a Briyani...easy to make…

Nancy Miyasaki
May 2009
Intermediate
11 votes
4752 views
Potato and Sweet Potato au Gratin with Herbs

Potato and Sweet Potato au Gratin with Herbs

This is not the lightest recipe I've made, but it's a real treat when you are having guests and want to…

Nancy Miyasaki
Jan 2010
Intermediate
7 votes
4205 views
Homemade Refried Beans

Homemade Refried Beans

I'm ashamed to say that though I LOVE refried beans, this is the first time I've ever made them myself. It's just so easy to buy them in a can, or…

John Spottiswood
May 2012
Advanced
7 votes
2205 views
Cauliflower & Potatoes ~ Indian style

Cauliflower & Potatoes ~ Indian style

I have never been a really big fan of cauliflower, but I love potatoes and spices. This dish, known as 'Alu…

Amos Miller
Jan 2012
Professional
8 votes
2687 views